In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “It’s a Text, Text, Text, Text World.”
How do you communicate differently online than in person, if at all? How do you communicate emotion and intent in a purely written medium?
Everything these days it written on social media, whether an email, prompt, Tweet, Text, Post etc, etc, etc. It is often hard to portray emotion, sure there are emoticons, and emojis but apart from that, most people can’t really tell what you are thinking, or feeling. I guess if I am really upset or I am trying to emphasis something, it is all Capitals. Then there is the LOL, LMAO, OMG etc. etc. But it’s probably safe to say most things I put up are in good fun and I am laughing or at least giggling on the inside (if not on the outside).
In person there are a hundred subtle ways to tell what a person is thinking or feeling, posture, stance, facial expression, voice. But online it is virtually impossible. I guess if you are unsure, ask for clarification?