IM Should Cut us Off & Force us to Actually Speak to Each Other

I appreciate how effective IM is for instantly sending and receiving information, but sometimes shouldn’t we just talk?  On IM it’s a safe bet we are in a hurry and we tend to leave out crucial words that can make or break our meaning.  We can come off as angry, which can offend our buddy.

So let’s either slow down and write with meaning or logoff and pick up the phone.  Have some courtesy!

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3 responses to “IM Should Cut us Off & Force us to Actually Speak to Each Other

  1. Sounds like someone gave you some bad news… I don’t agree so much with you. I mean if you want to have a conversation, yeah, pick up the phone. But not if you just want the link to a funny video. ^_^

  2. Yes, I guess I should have clarified that I don’t think we should have an entire conversation via IM, sometimes your meaning gets lost in translation. But for quick bits and files and links, I am a big fan…agreed!

  3. Hi Ang! I’m reading your blog! :o)

    I agree with you, though I LOVE IM. My pet pieve on the writing is that because of the acronyms & shortened words I think we are getting lazy & it blends into our writing in all other areas. I always type ‘long hand’. So, I love your point about slowing down.

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