Question of the Day, Wednesday, May 15, 2024

neely

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Good morning and Happy Whiskers Wednesday! :lovecat2: Technology has changed so many habits for us. It used to be if you wanted to communicate with someone you picked up the phone. 📱 Now people text, e-mail, iMessage, FaceTime, Zoom, etc. If I’m home I still call someone on my phone but if I’m out or just have a quick comment I text. I don't like when people text an entire novel to me. How about you?

WHAT’S YOUR PREFERRED FORM OF COMMUNICATION?
 

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I used to be in a group where we'd have very long emailed conversations. Given we lived in different countries, and this was before chats were a thing, speaking live was never going to be possible.

These days I only really converse with my sister by email or phone, and either is fine. I see my friends and acquaintances at knitting once a week, and we'll drop short texts very occasionally to arrange things. I don't much care for texting, because when people use something like iMessage rather than SMS I don't receive it - I don't have wifi or the hotspot on my phone turned on very often. I prefer a phone call or an email. With two friends who are in another city, we chat once a month by video call. I like that, except stupid Whatsapp still doesn't work on iPad, so it's on my tiny phone screen.
 

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My main preference will always be just straight up face to face communication. But if it has to be digital I like texting the most, unless it's about something serious then I'd rather call.
 

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Even though I'm partially deaf, I still prefer verbal communication, face to face. I hate using a phone for that reason, so texting is my electronic choice.
 

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Face to face is always nice,but it doesn't happen much here.Mostly I use the phone,but on occasion I will send a text....email on occasion.
 

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My preference over time has changed from texting to phone calls. Texting for quick confirmations/discussions and for logistics. Any more substantial conversations are done via phone calls if can't be face to face.
 

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Margot Lane Margot Lane . I agree letter writing is truly a lost art. My aunt who passed just last week wrote beautiful letters. It was like she was sitting right next to you. I have every one she ever sent me. I guess there is no going back. It's a shame though because they are so special.
I think you can go back. Just have to make the effort.….and it’s nice to get something in the mail that‘s personal.
 

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Phone calls. Texts that go on for days, back and forth, that could have been a 3-5 minute phone call.... no. That's ridiculous.
 
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