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Last week in our Web Faceoff series, we took a look at one of the newest forms of web communication: the Twitter retweet . This week, though, we've decided to look at one of the oldest: e-mail . E-mail has been around in one form or another since the 1960s, before the Internet was even born. Today, it is the most crucial tool for communication online. There are thousands of tools for e-mail now, but this week we're specifically pitting desktop e-mail vs. webmail by having you vote between Google Gmail and Microsoft Outlook .
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This time last year, I wrote about the 10 ways social media will change 2009 , and while all predictions have materialized or are on their way, it has only become clear in recent months how significant of a change we've seen this year. 2009 will go down as the year in which the shroud of uncertainty was lifted off of social media and mainstream adoption began at the speed of light. Barack Obama's campaign proved that social media can mobilize millions into action, and Iran's election protests demonstrated its importance to the freedom of speech. This guest post was written by Ravit Lichtenberg , founder and chief strategist at Ustrategy.com - a boutique consultancy focusing on helping companies succeed. Ravit authors a blog at www.ravitlichtenberg.com . Today, it is impossible to separate social media from the online world.