Category Archives: e-mail

Email Not as Private as you may think?

Description: Some of the free providers of e-mail frequently scan e-mail for keywords, but one company is working to make e-mail more secure.

Source: cnn.com

Date: Aug 21, 2013

 

Questions for discussion:

1. How would you describe to someone why email is not secure and private?

2.  What can an individual do to make thier email more secure and private?

Disruptions: Digital Era Redefining Etiquette

Description: Some people are so rude. Really, who sends an e-mail or text message that just says “Thank you”? Who leaves a voice mail message when you don’t answer, rather than texting you? Who asks for a fact easily found on Google?

Source: NYTimes.com

Date: March 10, 2013

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Then there is voice mail, another impolite way of trying to connect with someone. Think of how long it takes to access your voice mail and listen to one of those long-winded messages. “Hi, this is so-and-so….” In text messages, you don’t have to declare who you are, or even say hello. E-mail, too, leaves something to be desired, with subject lines and “hi” and “bye,” because the communication could happen faster by text. And then there are the worst offenders of all: those who leave a voice mail message and then e-mail to tell you they left a voice mail message.  Read Rest of Story 

 Questions for discussion:

1. Do you feel there is a real difference in ettiquite between online vs off line personal communications?  Why or Why Not

2.  What are your top five pet peeves with other people’s use of digital communication?