But it has also given us a new way to communicate: through data. We can now send messages to our friends, family, and, most importantly, to ourselves. That’s a big deal.
Sure, we could have just written letters and then mailed them and maybe waited for mail to arrive to make that process more efficient. But with technology at our fingertips we can now send text messages, email, and even voice messages.
I get asked all the time if I use email to communicate with clients, but I can assure you that there are far better ways. I use email as a way to communicate with myself, but also with my colleagues, former clients, and anyone else I might be able to contact in the future. I don’t want to be too specific about this because I know the answers will vary, but I would include a list of good ways to email yourself in the comments.
This is definitely a subject that has me thinking a little more about my own ways of communication and how to make them more effective. I’m not sure exactly how to make this more efficient, but I would definitely try to make it more flexible and accessible. For example, you can customize your subject line and get rid of the text that goes on the end.
I think this is a great example of not being just “too specific.” The article I linked to was about how I could use an email to get your attention, and this is a perfect example of how to make a good email. It’s a little more specific, which is one of the reasons I love it.
I think there’s a difference between not being specific and being too generic.
My favorite email example? One of my favorites! I remember when I first saw that email and how I felt something was off. I was like “Huh. That’s just weird.
It’s not so much “oh that’s weird” as “that’s not something I would have expected.” It’s definitely one of the most annoying things on the planet, but it’s also a great example of the power of technology to give us the illusion of instant communication.
One of the most common things that happens to me when I see something on the internet is that I think “that looks like a porn video.” I just get so lost in it, I’m not even thinking of what it is. But of course, there isn’t anything porny in that email. It is a pretty clear and consistent description of what is happening, but it’s not porn.
This is very true, but what happens when the technology is so good that it only becomes annoying when you’re sitting in front of it? Just a few years ago, it was pretty easy to see porn videos on your computer screen, but it wasnt until the advent of webcams that it became obvious what was happening.