Connecting with people has never been easier. With the advanced technology, there are numerous ways to reach out and connect with people in the digital world. However, these new and savvy communication options come with their own rules. For starters, people will take offense if you call without texting first. They could be in a meeting, an opera, or a place where they are not in a position to receive a call. But that’s just the beginning of these new rules. There are many others out there and they are actually unwritten. Unless you’ve been texting and chatting for years, you may not know how they apply.
One that we found interesting was the use of the letter “K.” It’s a fairly common response in messaging and it’s supposed to mean “OK.” For many users, it’s an annoying thing. And it actually makes you wonder the amount of time someone saves typing “K” instead of OK. Or better yet, how about “Ok, I got it.” At least give someone the courtesy of two words.
Texting has become a very common form of communication. So, if someone texts you, the natural response is to text back. Sadly, a lot of people call back when they receive a text. It may seem like the right thing to do, especially if you want to talk serious matters but it’s against the rules. Unless someone has texted asking you to call them, the best way to get back to them is through a text. Understandably, there are a lot of people who don’t like texting. They’d rather get on the phone and talk so that they can go on with their business. But the rules are rules.
Still on texting, you may also want to limit the length of texts you send at a given time. For example, if you text someone and they don’t respond, don’t follow that up with “Hey did you get my last text?” Obviously, they did and if for any reason they didn’t, what makes you think they will get the second one? It sounds pretty much self-explanatory. Also, never send three or more texts one after the other before someone responds. If the person you are texting hasn’t responded to your first text, give it time, maybe they’re not in a position to do so.
It’s also advisable to try to incorporate nonverbal signs in digital communication. This can be quite hard since it’s not a normal one on one conversation where you can read someone’s facial expressions. The use of emojis is trying to solve that in digital communication but not many people know how to use them. If you’re going to be texting quite often, you may as well try to learn how to use emojis in order to add a sense of authenticity to your digital communications. Make sure you don’t deliver bad news through text. It’s the worst thing you can do to a person. As for people on social media, limit what you post at one given time. And don’t go begging people for likes and comments too.