Adventures in personal metrics. Here some interesting stats on my email habits since May 2007 — five years ago next week, when I graduated from college and first started using Gmail full-time.
~22,000 conversations. I started 15% of them and replied to 17% of the rest. 4,011 different people sent me emails, and a surprising 78% of those were sent directly to me rather than to a mailing list.
(Note: although I wasn’t originally, I have become more judicious about actually deleting emails that don’t need to be archived, like promotional emails or newsletters. So I think some of these numbers may be skewed).
I like that my responses to people are shorter and quicker than their responses to me. :)
(Collected using Gmail Meter).