In an age when the advancements in technology are supposed to make life simpler (which many do) I can’t help but think that one thing, communication, has become harder in many respects.
There are just too many ways to contact people, which method do I use?
If I took an example of one contact of mine the methods I could use to contact them are:
- Mobile phone or video call
- Home phone call
- Text or multimedia message
- What’s app
- Personal email
- Work email
- Twitter (tweet or direct message)
- Facebook (wall post or message)
- Post (a little archaic I know)
I am sure many of you may have even more.
Of course calling them on the phone is often the best solution but depending upon what the reason and time for the contact, it may not be appropriate.
A quick tweet may lead into a long conversation better had by email or phone so we move onto another communication method.
Buy quite honestly I want to contact someone and have to think which is the ‘best’ way to contact them.
So which do you turn to most often and why?