In Gmail, it’s really easy to see how long it’s been since you emailed someone, because it displays it right in the interface:

Lately I’ve noticed something very strange.

Most people seem to respond:
  • Within 24hrs
  • Exactly 3 days later
  • Exactly 7 days later
  • Or never
Has anyone else noticed a similar pattern?

I wonder if it has anything to do with how people manage (or mis-manage) their Inbox.

How long do you usually take to respond to emails?