Offend in #facebook and #twitter

In communications theory, a noisy channel never is as bad as a scrambled message. It is your fault if someone get confused or offended because of your incomprehensible postings. Specifically, check out this Gramarchek.net infographic on making your #email comprehensible.

I would add:

  1. BEFORE you click to send, READ out loud. If your significant other winces, then rewrite.
  2. REPLACE acronyms. Does LoL mean “laugh out loud” or “loads of love?” True story, an Alabama woman shot another when the first one kept on commenting “lol” to her facebook entry of her domestic abuse.
  3. Download the infographic, and read it before hitting the send.

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