Processing Social Emails
Often times I get an email from a fried titled something like "This might amuse you.." with an interesting video or article they thought I might like. Other times I get very long emails that are like a transcription of a one way phone conversation.
The trouble is i am trying to get my inbox to zero and it is not the right time to digest the content. On the other hand I want to say thanks and show that let them know they have been helpful - which means looking at the link for 10 minutes. Also there is a chance the information they have sent is important for me.
I am finding it difficult to know if (a) I want to look at this content ever, (b) if there will be a time later on when i might like to look at it (c) what do i say to the other person in order to say thanks but not get caught out if they continue to ask me what I liked about it.
A while ago I used to send things to read later - which i would look at on my iphone when i was waiting in a queue or on a train etc. but I am not sure I would get round to looking at it this way.