….Email, text, instant message, cellphone, skype… and so much more!
With our ever changing technologically advanced climate, our means of communication is expanding and becoming exponentially more efficient and effective than ever before. Between email, telephone, IM, text messages, cellphones, telephones, facebook (and the vast array of other online social networking options) and now even things like webcams and skype, the choices for communicating with friends and family has grown and become truly a world of its own.
So, given all these new advancements, what are you favorite means of communication excluding non-technological means of communication?
Personally, I find convenience in all these new forms of technology and am sincerely grateful for them. And, there are clear and distinct reasons why I use one particular form of communication over another at any given time, I’m sure most of you know exactly what I mean. For example, when you’re busy, in a meeting, catching up with another friend, texting is one of my favorite means of communication. It’s quick, it gets the point across effectively in a discreet manner. It’s perfect if you’re in a class, at work, etc. when you need to get a direct message to someone asap. It’s also great if you want to show your friends and loved ones you’re thinking about them, but are in the middle of other things. It’s just a nice convenient way to show people that you’re thinking about them without having to stop everything. It’s also great for the recipient because that person is then able to get back to you at their convenience. Let’s face it, today we’re pulled in so many different directions, if we were to stop and pick up every phone call we received, our days would become even more challenging to manage.
I also love social networking sites like Facebook. Not only is it an incredibly ingenuis way to keep in touch with the people you love, it’s also an amazing marketing tool for any person promoting their dreams. My online article views have increased significantly due to my participation in Facebook, Twitter and StumbleUpon. Regardless, of what the rumors say or don’t say about Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook has opened up countless doors for other people, for that I hold his ingenuity in high regard and admiration.
When it comes to IM or instant messenger, Skype or Webcam that’s when I sort of would much rather either text, email or just talk over the phone. Personally, IM to me is good at work, if you’re on a phone call with someone and need to have an important brief conversation, but outside of work, I rarely if ever IM. And, Skype or Webcam, well I do see the appeal in those. I think that if you have loved ones who live far away, it’s a wonderful invention that is truly priceless to those who use it.
So, what about you, what are your thoughts about these various means of technological communication, I’m curious to know? =)
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