I was first introduced to the internet in 1999. At the time there were no social media networks, just the web, e-mail, American Online Instant Messaging (AIM) and chatrooms.
Communication was simple. Most of the time you had only a handful of options to talk to your friends. These options included AIM, e-mail, on the phone, and – get this – in person!
Funny how you use to be able to count your communication platforms on one hand and, these days, you have multiple communications in the palm of it – on your smart phone.
When communicating with someone at work or outside – I often hear someone say “I messaged it to you.” The first thing I have to ask following it is “where?”
These days there are multiple ways to communication let’s break down a few that I use just to give you a better understanding:
I communication through pictures using:
I communication through videos using:
I communication through messaging using:
3. Couple App
I communicate through social media using:
I communicate through emails using:
1. Gmail (okay, you got me on this one..)
Point being – things have come a long way in regards to the way we talk to people. We are able to communicate with each other instantly in a variety of ways. You can tell someone “I’m thinking of you” through sending a “thinking of you” emoticon on Couple, a quick text, tweet or Facebook wall post.
But have you ever though of switching things up and becoming less predictable with…a letter?
How often do you get letters from a friend or family member? Probably rarely or maybe – never.
How awesome would it be to receive one? Pretty sure my day would be made if I received a letter in the mail from a friend or family member.
So put aside the computer and phone and take out a notepad this weekend! Write a note to someone. Tell them what you’re up to, that you miss them. It’ll mean a lot.