Originally published December 16, 2014
How long has the Internet been around? I’m asking. It’s an honest question.
The ‘net has been around for a good while now. You would think it’s been around long enough for people to STOP WRITING IN ALL CAPS. Unfortunately, no. If you are like me, when you see all caps you read those words with a little bit more attitude. Maybe attitude is not the right word. Let’s say MORE EMPHASIS. If the all capped words are coming from an often angry music celebrity you just feel it’s the norm.
You can read tone.
I was once told to smile during a phone call. The person on the other end can sense that smile. The same applies to writing and especially texts. Also consider if your point is being conveyed. Stop before you hit send. How would you read what you wrote?
When we talk about tone and meaning, this video from Key and Peele says it all. Plus, it’s pretty funny.
HAS YOUR TONE EVER CONVEYED SOMETHING YOU DIDN'T INTEND?
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