Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Text Vs Verbal Communication

This is the first of what will likely be many ramblings.

So, like the majority of the denizens of the internet, I find it much easier to communicate via text based mediums. That is not to say that when faced with human interaction I become a stammering mess, I'm quite capable of having a normal conversation. I just PREFER text based. There's less urgency to it, if you take 5 minutes to respond to someone in a face-to-face conversation then you're rude or not paying attention. 5 minutes in a text based interaction is a rapid response. You also have the chance to thoroughly and properly think through what you're about to say, make sure you've worded everything to optimally get your point across, pause for a moment and consider how it will most likely be recieved. There are negatives to the text based approach as well, key of which (in my opinion) is that there is no body language to read.



The Beginning

So this is the first time I've ever blogged. Both on this site and in general. My hope is that I will be able to get some of the random thoughts out of my head and down into some sort of semblance of order. Maybe even get a second opinion if anyone bothers to read this.

Hopefully for anyone interested I'll be able to keep you entertained, amused, intrigued, or, at the very least, less bored than when you got here. Here's hoping.