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A Digital Dialogue is Afoot

September 2, 2009

You probably communicate with your co-workers in a variety of ways: face-to-face, telephone (landline or cell), written communications, (internal memo or e-mail) … ahh! There is a fine example of a new paradigm - it used to be that written communications consisted of a pen and paper, or a typewriter with real carbon copies for office memorandums.

Today, many young people would not be able to identify at all with a memo circulated to an office staff, an e-mail makes much more sense to them. And snail mail is really quite passé. The point being that written communication has taken on an entirely new format in most of our work environments, and even in our personal lives. Not only is e-mail the most convenient and quickest way to communicate, but it has morphed into Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIN, and a variety of other social networking sites. Though “social” is a bit of an understatement, most networking sites are becoming used more for business pursuits.

Which brings me to a question about the difference between traditional print communications and Internet communications.

Would you take a quick survey by responding to this blog? A simple question: Would you rather read The NEWS in print, or online, if each Monday you could get the identical information?
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