Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Face Time. It Matters

No amount of virtual connectivity will ever suffice because face-to-face provides things that online conversations can never deliver: touch, the complex emotional valences of expression and smell, inflection or tone of voice. The difference between a smiley face and an actual smile is too large to calculate.

Face Time. It Matters.

The average corporate worker spends more than 40 percent of his or her day sending and receiving some 200 messages. We check it in the car, we check it before bed and when we get up. We check it even in mid-converstion, assuming no one will notice. It goes with us everywhere.

Face Time. It Matters.

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