|of my time on Gmail is spent receiving messages rather than sending them. I believe e-mail has been delegated to formal uses because “instant messaging… enables typed conversations in real time.” (Campbell, Martin & Fabos, 2014, p 43) 2) E-mail personally hasn’t changed my interpersonal communication habits because I would much rather use other applications. I use e-mail|
Response to two student’s posts. Original questions. 1) When do you use e-mail? 2) Has it changed your phone/interpersonal communication habits? 3) When do you feel obligated to respond to someone? When is it a burden? A convenience? 4) What can you say over e-mail that you wouldn’t say in person? Where’s the dividing line? 5) What sort of email etiquette are you aware of, especially when addressing your instructors? 1) I use e-mail mainly for formal purposes when I want to communicate with colleagues I don’t know and people from work. I don’t use e-mail to catch up with friends because there are other, more accessible programs that send the type of messages I want to communicate faster and with ease, like Discord or Instant Messenger. I use e-mail when I want to cover another person’s sft or when I want to send myself a file for future use. The majority of my time on Gmail is spent receiving messages rather than sending them. I believe e-mail has been delegated to formal uses because “instant messaging… enables typed conversations in real time.” (Campbell, Martin & Fabos, 2014, p 43) 2) E-mail personally hasn’t changed my interpersonal communication habits because I would much rather use other applications. I use e-mail strictly for formal purposes, so its presence hasn’t changed the ways I use media as a whole. If e-mail hadn’t existed, however; I would be mailing my co-workers letters instead of communicating what I need to say with a simple click. Even though I use e-mail for a singular purpose, it serves its purpose well and I haven’t had any problems during the times I’ve used it. 3) The amount in wch I feel obligated to respond to someone depends on the urgency of the message, in that if a person wants a quick reply, I’ll try to respond as fast as possible, but if the message doesn’t need to be answered at a fast rate, I’ll hold off to tnk of the best answer. Messages become a burden to respond to when they want an answer they already know. I understand the problem when there are two options that are equally viable and the sender wants to pick the best one, or when someone wants to be consoled, but when someone wants an answer from me but they know what they need to do already, I don’t know what to say to them. Its convenient to respond to someone when it solves a problem that can be done in e-mail. 4) I wouldn’t notify my boss in person every time I want to cover a sft at work because e-mail is more convenient and it saves everyone’s time. The dividing line with e-mail is whether the message is more convenient being sent by e-mail than another medium. 5) I’m aware that one should be formal and concise with one’s e-mails and get to the point to avoid wasting the recipient’s time.