Communication: Második rész

Now that there are so many myriad ways to communicate with fellow humans, you need to know which method each person prefers-- some people only respond to texts, some people will get right back to you on e-mail, there are Facebook people and Skype people and blog folks and chatters and old fashioned phone call people and communication whores who somehow manage everything at once . . . and if you don't know a person's preferred method, you may never communicate with them-- so I guess my question is this:  are texters only communicating with other texters while the old fashioned phone call people are sticking to their own and the Facebook people are partying down over there (unbeknowst to us bloggers) and the technorati are Skyping or doing something even cooler than that, is this causing some sort of communications clique effect . . . are we herding together because of technological choices and only communicating with people of the same type?

6 comments:

zman said...

A sertés van a tetőn.

stacey said...

I don't know about "cliques" but I do think people will still hold on to their preferred method even if it means sending the same message twice... For example, you emailed me today because that's what you do. Then you sent me a text of the exact same message because you know I will not check my email (which you acknowledged in the text). Also, have this conversation with anyone who uses Blackberry Messenger. I don't get it, but they feel it is the only way to communicate.

Greg said...

I don't know why but I get a little irked when I call somebody, leave a message and then they text me back. I feel like they should take the time to call me back and not just text or email me. Am I wrong?

Dave said...

i think phone calls are rude, unless someone has died or had a baby.

Ms. LaPointe said...

I agree Dave, phone calls are a last resort.

Dave said...

i'm glad you agree. we should talk about it-- i'll call you tonight around 11:30 to discuss.

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