Change or Die: Scholarly E-Mail Lists Fight for Relevance - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education“This is the academy of the 1990s, where 'being connected' has taken on a whole new meaning”
[…]More recently, the organizers set up RSS feeds for the list so scholars can follow it on Google Reader, Bloglines, or other software designed to keep track of blogs and Web sites
[…]Like H-Net, the tenor of the Linguist List has evolved. “It used to be a discussion list, but it's not that so much anymore,” said Ms. Aristar-Dry. “Now it's mainly job announcements, conference announcements, and book reviews.”
“I think that community discussion has been largely replaced by the blogs,” she said.
Perhaps e-mail lists will occupy a space like radios did in the television age, sticking around but fading to the background. Although people are fond of declaring the death of e-mail in general, it remains a key tool that just about everyone opens every day. As long as that's true, the trusty e-mail list will be valuable to scholars of all stripes.”