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  • When Benjamin Franklin was in charge of the mail, letters bound Americans together. For the typical household today, nearly two months can pass before a personal letter shows up. The letter has been largely replaced by email, Twitter, Facebook and the like. (Library of Congress via Associated Press)

    You never write anymore; well, hardly anyone does

    Mom might get a quick note in the mail. Sister might get a birthday card. But that's about it. For the typical American household these days, nearly two months will pass before a personal letter shows up.

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  • "It's too early to tell with any certainty whether people are using email, texting, Twitter tweets, Facebook status updates, and so on in the same ways that we earlier relied on the letter for; they are probably using each of these media in different ways, some of which allow people to get closer to each other and engage in friendly or intimate exchange. It seems that email is the most letterlike medium," Mr. Newbold added.

    You never write anymore; well, hardly anyone does →

  • In earlier times the "art" of letter writing was formally taught, Mr. Newbold explained.

    You never write anymore; well, hardly anyone does →

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