Question of the day

I can’t help but notice that people are more willing to communicate via the internet than they would be in person.
Why is that .
computerI can’t help but notice that some people are more willing to communicate via the Internet than in person. Why is that?
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16 Responses to Question of the day

  1. sean says:

    i know where your comin from joy..me and vicki email each other while we are in the same room…

  2. nikki says:

    I email people who email me. I facebook message people who message me that way and I call people who call me. It all depends on the person and the mood I’m in. Lately I haven’t felt like talking so I may email more. Other times I’d rather gab on the phone.

  3. Lucy says:

    Email or text message is often faster and doesnt get you sucked into hour long conversations when you should be getting stuff done (working, doing the dishes, or cleaning the house, etc.). Its also a better way to communicate with people who have crazy schedules and dont always have time to talk when I do.

    • Joy says:

      That’s such a good point Lucy. It does save a lot of time if you just want to tell someone something quick. As long as you know that person is checking in regularly. You have to know the habits of who you’re talking to.

  4. Joy says:

    I know for me it’s easier to say certain things while not face to face. If it’s confronting or even just talking about something that’s hard to talk about, it’s much easier for me to do it on-line.

  5. Tony says:

    I don’t know, although I know if I am in a group situation I am one of those people who say something & then feel like no-one took the slightest bit of notice. At least on the computer people read what you have got to say.

  6. Laura says:

    I’m one of those who uses e-mail WAY more than I use the phone. For some of my friends, it’s because of scheduling… one has two kids, works from home, and has a husband in grad school, so I never know when she’s got free time. Another is just as busy, and there’s a three-hour time difference between us. Sometimes I’m eating lunch when she’s eating breakfast! So for them, often it’s easier to just write a nice long e-mail, and they can read/answer at their leisure.

    Others, it’s just quicker, like someone else said, to drop a note, because otherwise, you know you’re going to be on the phone forEVER.

    The final reason is with businesses…. I would MUCH rather e-mail for certain things, because then I have a “paper trail”, and it’s much harder for them to weasel out of stuff.

    But for regular keep-in-touch stuff, I still use the phone. and I’ll talk for hours.

  7. Tasneem R says:

    It’s easy to communicate via internet . One is sure that his/her message has been sent to the person concerned. It’s just quicker and faster .
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  8. Just a Mom says:

    I have never liked talking on the phone so I love E-mail! It’s quick and to the point. It’s funny my next door neighbor and I talk more via e-mail than we do face to face. We laugh, LOL, about it all the time! 🙂

  9. Gary says:

    Lucy said EVERYTHING I was going to say! Thanks for saving me some time Lucy. LOL

  10. mssc54 says:

    I, for one, just like to communicate in any form. lol

    Communicating via the internet may be esy and fast but it is often difficult to fully understand what is being communicated to you.

    You can’t see body language, hear tone of voice, etc. I have at times misunderstood someone’s meaning and they mine simply because communicating via the internet is somewhat steril.

  11. SKL says:

    1) If you’re my friend, chances are I am not allowed to leave my work to communicate with you unless I’m with my kids or it’s well past midnight.

    2) If you’re someone I don’t trust 100%, I want a paper trail so you can’t twist my words or pretend I never said anything.

    3) If you’re a business associate, I need a paper trail because someday I’m going to forget exactly what we said to each other, or I’m going to have to prove it to someone else.

    4) I can take my time at the computer (sometimes between many distractions) and compile what I hope is a complete thought, before you try to get a word in edgewise. If I’m talking (and you’re talking), I might get distracted or nervous and end up giving a confused message.

    5) I have less chance of sticking my foot in my mouth if I have time to review my words before pressing “send.”

    6) I picture myself as this wise and brilliant person when I’m on my internet soapbox. Thus I feel motivated to disperse my pearls of wisdom more generously than I might if you could see me for who I really am.

    7) Worst case, if I make a total idiot out of myself or make an enemy, at least you won’t be able to come find me and shoot me.

  12. birdpress says:

    Some good responses already, but I’ll add social anxiety and a hearing disorder, in my case!

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