Technology affords us ever more ways to communicate, but if our communication habits aren’t good to begin with, all technology gives us is a faster or more convenient way to ruin our relationships with people.
Twenty years of working in communications has taught me this: as grand as technology can be — and often, it is a necessity — the farther away you get from face-to-face communication, the more you increase the likelihood that your message will be misunderstood and hence, ignored.
Check out a 5-minute podcast I’ve made on this idea.â€¨http://timsenglish.blogspot.com/2009/05/means-of-messaging-2.html
TIM LEMIRE is an author and editor, living in Rhode Island. His next book, “Freak Nation” (as author Kate Stevens, Adams Media) is being published in November 2010.