Are we depending too much on technology to communicate or as a means for transmitting messages and less on phone calls or in-person meetings?

Communicating is all about speed; the faster we can transmit or receive a message, the faster we want to go. But there are hiccups. For example, will your spam box play interference? Sometimes good messages land in the wrong file, and we don’t know about it until someone texts again or calls to complain that they haven’t received a response. Business opportunities have been lost in the Spam box! It’s happened to me.

So we have to watch every possible mailbox or messaging option from email and texting to social media instant messaging. If you belong to multiple organizations that have chat groups, like many of us do, the sheer amount of messaging can be overwhelming. Finding lost or overlooked messages becomes hugely disruptive and sometimes difficult to find.

Furthermore, it’s easy to overlook an email on your smartphone when you are also paying attention to your text messaging and social media instant messaging. This means that you have to create a sequence and check every form of messaging. It’s time-consuming and mind-boggling!

How do you keep track of messages and alleviate your cyberland traffic jam?

Please share your thoughts.

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