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Methods of Communication

When something shocking or super important happens to you that you want to share with people, do you

1. Grab your phone and begin dialing.

2. Send texts. 

3. Send emails. 

4. Post on Facebook.

5. Tweet. 

6. Open Snapchat (whatever that is).

7. Find people and tell them in person. 

8. Another option.

I’ll text and then post on the blog. 


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16 thoughts on “Methods of Communication

  1. Depending on what it is, I might do several things, but nearly all would involve e-mail first.

    If it’s a death in the family, I might put the details in a blog post, and then e-mail people with the bare facts and then give them the link. I might put links on Facebook or Twitter as well, but they are generally too unreliable, as Facebook’s algorithm might not show it to the people who would be most concerned.


  2. PS I too have no idea what Snapchat is. I once tried to go to their web page, but couldn’t make head or tail or it.


  3. Dreidel on said:

    Carrier pigeon.


  4. For me, it’s a combination of 1. (if I think they need hear my voice) 3. (for details) and 7. (if it needs to be delivered in person) depending on what the news is and who I need/want to tell.
    I would only blog about it somtime after the fact and the idea of using ‘social media’ for that is extremely off-putting for me.


  5. Phone call or whattsup message, depending on what is possible.


  6. JProf on said:

    Phone or e-mail. I don’t have a Facebook or Twitter account (or any other type of social media account).


  7. Usually text or phone. Sometimes email, depending on what it is. I hate phone calls, but if it’s really important I’ll make them, since it’s often hard to meet up with people in person.


  8. I text or email my husband, and that’s about it. If it’s work stuff, I might go across the hallway to bitch to a like-minded colleague. Depending on what exactly happened, I might post on the blog, but usually not; I stay away from politics because I don’t have much original to say there and I try not to waste too much energy on things over which I have no control.


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