How It Became Normal to Ignore Texts and Emails - The Atlantic


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Modern communication is really complicated
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How It Became Normal to Ignore Texts and Emails
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6 days ago by karsh
Digital messages mimic the speed of real conversation, but often what people like best is the ability to put them off. The defining feature of conversation is the expectation of a response. It would just be a monologue without one. via Pocket
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6 days ago by schmitz
The defining feature of conversation is the expectation of a response. It would just be a monologue without one. In person, or on the phone, those responses…
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6 days ago by kohlmannj
The defining feature of conversation is the expectation of a response. It would just be a monologue without one. In person, or on the phone, those responses…
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6 days ago by rboone
The result is the sense that everyone could get back to you immediately, if they wanted to—and the anxiety that follows when they don’t. But the paradox of this age of communication is that this anxiety is the price of convenience. People are happy to make the trade to gain the ability to respond whenever they feel like it.
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6 days ago by cipherpolice
But what’s different now, she says, is that “media that are in principle asynchronous increasingly function as if they are synchronous.”
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6 days ago by jeremybeasley