As text communication has evolved through social media, becoming more and more mainstream, we as people have changed the way we speak through text. Back in the early days of email and instant messaging we worked more tirelessly to write the way we communicated through the spoken word. Our communications were written much more like the written letter to be received and interpreted in the way one would hear, not read. As text becomes a more custom and expected form of communication, our speech has become much more about the convenience of abbreviation and absence of tone in our statements. We write to be read, not heard. This is contrary to the very nature of the way we socialize as a species. Try as we may we may never move beyond tone. Tone itself in writing is not difficult to maintain or convey through the written word. Really, it isn’t. At least it’s not difficult if a person chooses to write for the ear instead of the eye.
Attention Span to Blame?
Too Many Imperatives & Declaratives
It’s a fact. The world has changed and many conversations with friends, family, and lovers are now happening through the written word as much as the spoken. However, there is an obvious correlation between misunderstandings and misinterpretation and this new norm. Is conversing through text bad? No, actually it’s not. People have always communicated through the written word.