Writing Prompt: It’s a text,text,text world 365 days
How do you communicate differently online than in person,if at all? How do you communicate emotion and intent in a purely written medium?
I do communicate differently online than in person. I have the freedom to write whatever I want without interruption,in person it is different with every phrase, sentence I speak the listener will obviously ask questions, this will interrupt my train of thought.
Writing online this seldom happens, unless the phone rings, in that case I am bound to forget what I was writing .
In a purely written form it is easier to communicate emotion, because no one is watching what I am writing, I have the freedom to write whatever I want to.
Once I received a very nasty letter from my mother, she had received letters from one of my sisters who complained I treated her badly. My mother was furious without thinking through she wrote very hurtful things to me,would she have said those things to me in person,I do not think so. I went home and asked her about the letter, she had nothing to say,she felt embarrassed for being so cruel.
Thank you for this post.
Writing online and communicating in person are different. Pitch, tone, and volume of voice are more difficult to convey in email or texting. It’s easy to be misunderstood in written communication. I try to be particular and careful with written communication to avoid any unnecessary miscommunication.
All good wishes,
Thank you Robert.
I feel that when you write online you have more time to sort your thoughts into what you should say and what you should not.Like when my mom started using watsapp recently,she would say things like “I love you” every night before sleeping which didn’t happen over the phone,and that would make me so happy 😀
Thank you Jess.