Professors Jamie DeLoma, Rich Hanley quoted on about revamped Yahoo! Mail

deloma-hanleyJamie DeLoma, adjunct professor of interactive media and journalism in the School of Communications at Quinnipiac University, and Rich Hanley, associate professor and director of the graduate journalism program in the School of Communications, are quoted on about Yahoo’s effort to revamp its email service.

“Over the past few years, Yahoo! Mail, which was once one of the most respected email services, has developed the unenviable reputation of being clunky and outdated,” DeLoma said. “Its developers clearly hope to change that with a fresh redesign that will be consistent across devices,” he noted. “Twenty-first century email users demand fast, clean interfaces, similar to what Yahoo is rolling out.”

The upgrades reflect the continued importance of email, Hanley said.

“Yahoo’s move to upgrade its popular email application underscores the arms race that is occurring in so-called dark social applications,” Hanley said. “Even in the age of Twitter and Facebook, old-fashioned email remains a powerful application.”

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