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Talk, Type, or Text? | Psychology Today

by Heidi Reeder, Ph.D.,

Today we phone, email, text, Skype, chat, tweet, or blog. With all of these options, we must choose not only what to communicate, but how to communicate it. Problems occur when we select the wrong medium for a particular message—or we stay with a medium that isn’t working. So, how can we match the medium to the message? Here are some things to consider.

  • How complicated or personal is the message?
  • Is it time sensitive?
  • Do you need a record?
  • Who needs to know?

The answers to the questions are here: Talk, Type, or Text? | Psychology Today.


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This entry was posted on August 4, 2012 by in Social Media, Texting and tagged , , , , .
Lutz Siemer

Lutz Siemer

Education, Research & Development in Social Work & IT After working as an alternative practitioner and psychotherapist in private practice for nearly ten years I stepped over to higher education in 2005. At Saxion University of Applied Sciences I lecture and do research and development in the area of Social Work, Psychology and IT. Currently I'm focussing on merging mobile technology and social work.

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