(In)effective (Mis)communication

(In)effective (Mis)communication

The age of electronic communication has brought with it some incredible advances.  Email, text messaging, BBM, instant messaging, Tweets, Likes, and +1's are firmly embedded as mechanisms we use every day to communicate with each other both one on one and socially to an audience. With each of these advances though we see a progression toward disintermediation of the message and the communication as the "bits" of information we communicate become shorter and shorter. It is hard enough to try to capture the essence of a message in written form without artificial limits like the 140 character SMS or Twitter limit (and even harder to understand the reasons someone "Likes" or "+1s" something). While much has been written on the limitations of understanding of email or text communication and the power of voice to voice or face to face communications, I've had a couple of experiences in the past couple of months that make it obvious to me that not everyone has...
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