After a healthy debate with a colleague over which email service provider was the dorkiest, I decided to take a deeper look into the psyche of email addresses and their owners. Please take a look, let me know what you think and share any additions.
What’s in a name?
SpiceGirl08 or YankeesRule86: If this is your email address, then you created it when you were in the sixth grade and are too lazy to upgrade.
SexyMama23 or LadiesMan45: If this is your email address, then clearly you are not.
FirstNameLastName: If this is your email address, then you are either a) a 40-something who just set up your first email account, or b) a 20-something making the first jump into a professional career and/or looking for a job.
The email cliques: High School all over again
Gmail (Google Mail): Class Superlative – Most likely to Gchat at work
Hotmail: Class Superlative – Most likely to wear a pocket protector
Ymail (Yahoo! Mail): Class Superlative – Most likely to become a Yuppie
AOL: Class Superlative – Most likely to have the same email address you created in the sixth grade
And last, but not least. . .
.com: I’m using a free email service provider.
.mac: I’m a hipster.
.org: I’m supporting public interest.
.net: I’m still using dial-up.
.edu: I’m hanging on to my college email so I can still get cheap flights on StudentUniverse.com