Daily Prompt: It’s a Text, Text, Text, Text World

“How do you communicate differently online than in person, if at all? How do you communicate emotion and intent in a purely written medium?” –The Daily Post 

I think I am one of the few people who communicates equally as formal in person as I do online. I text the way I talk. I talk the way I e-mail. I text the way I e-mail. I write blog posts in the same way I would speak. I try to keep my communication consistent. 

5 Comments

  1. I’m very much like you! thanks for that! I also blog the way I write, which would mean, the way I speak! 😮 It’s so funny to see [and realize!] that people don’t really devote much time for writing, these days! Oh, well… I remember growing up and using a pen [or several, if we’re working on an essay or exam!]… don’t think my children will have the same experiences! I call it the ‘twitter generation’… if one’s got a message to deliver, it better be within 140 characters, otherwise… it’ll lose its audience!!!
    Greetings form La Paz, Bolivia!

    1. It’s sad but true. Last semester, I had an English professor who required us to handwrite our papers because he believes the skill of writing is becoming a lost art. I actually really liked that he had us do that!

      Also, I suppose I am a part of the Twitter generation considering I’m 17 years old and I have an account on it but I still do my best to use more than 140 characters outside of my tweets haha. That’s why I made my blog!

      PS: Wow, a reader from Bolivia – very cool! Nice meeting you!

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  3. Nithya

    Interesting that you sound same in all media. I sound more sophisticated in my emails, sound stupid on my blog, and anything from alright to completely crazy in real life.

    1. I would think that that is more typical because in general, e-mail is viewed as a more formal means of communication, speech is obviously casual, and blogs were designed as a way for people to express themselves. For whatever reason, I like to present myself formally in everyday life so I guess I come across as such on any/all types of media.

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