Effects of Email on Communication by David Nield With its instant global reach, email has revolutionized the way we communicate with each other. As the technology makes its way to more devices, such as mobile phones and tablets, its influence continues to grow.
Effects of Email on Communication by Christina Hamlett - Updated September 26, There is no question that advances in technology--especially in terms of the Internet--have made it easier and faster to exchange information with individuals throughout the world.
Unfortunately, it has also come at the price The impact of e mail communication on letting traditional social graces and good judgment fall by the wayside in our haste to make friends, pitch ideas or seal a crucial deal.
Here is what you need to know about using email wisely in both your personal and professional life. Monsters in Cyber Space The Internet has given birth to a malevolent new breed of villains that fall into two categories--those who want to harm your computer and those who want to harm you.
The ones who want to destroy all of the data on your system do so through fast-acting viruses attached to emails which either tempt you with an intriguing hook in the subject line "Congratulations! Did you get my message about lunch next week? What is so insidious about the latter is that, on the surface, the sender appears to be legitimate but, upon opening the email, the receiver is then instructed to click on a link which will rapidly unleash electronic destruction.
The other type of cyber villain lurks in chat rooms, soaks up personal information from blogs, and is a regular visitor at Facebook, MySpace, and websites associated with dating.
Inappropriate Use of Office Equipment Once upon a time, it was assumed that most employees possessed the common sense not to yak on the company phone for hours with their friends, pilfer office supplies for home use, or use the Xerox machine to make multiple copies of the novel that they may or may not have been secretly writing during working hours.
Sure it seems harmless enough to pass along an email joke, exchange casual gossip, or suggest that maybe the boss is a clueless rube. Such communications, however, are not only wasting valuable time, but could become subject to subpoena if the company is ever involved in a lawsuit.
Further, an email from parties unknown could be carrying one of those aforementioned viruses and put the company at significant risk. Video of the Day Brought to you by Techwalla Brought to you by Techwalla Privileged Information Confidentiality is often at jeopardy when we choose to communicate with one another through the medium of email.
Unlike a letter that can be locked away or even burned after reading by the intended recipient, email correspondence can accidentally or intentionally be accessed by a third party. Security is also jeopardized if, for instance, an individual provides credit card information or a Social Security number in the context of an email note to a vendor rather then entering the data via a secure website.
Casual Conversation Because email feels like such an informal, laid-back forum for chatting with people, they will often extend that same level of breezy familiarity to total strangers and then wonder why they get the cold shoulder. A good example of this would be aspiring authors who want to pitch their novel to an editor at a publishing house.
Unlike the olden days when such pitches always took the form of hard-copy letters that were snail-mailed along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope, many publishers have come to recognize that electronic queries not only kill fewer trees but also enable them to process the daunting load of submissions much faster.
What instantly turns them off, however, is the chatty email that starts off "Hi, Emily" as if the sender has known Emily for years. Until such time as the recipient invites you to use her first name, it is always wise to err on the side of formality.
It is also prudent to format the letter on your computer screen just as you would a letter that was going to be printed out and mailed. This means saving the freaky fonts and smiley icons for the friends and family who already know you. Spelling Out the Window In keeping with the informal nature of email exchanges and instant messaging, it seems to have given many people an excuse not to proofread their content for spelling and grammar mistakes.
Considerations It is a sad commentary about our society that so many people use the anonymous nature of the Internet to send cruel, hurtful, and vicious emails. The fact that they can adopt "faceless" personas through multiple email accounts has given them the ability to hide their true identities behind fake monikers and unleash rants that they would probably be too embarrassed to say in person.
Therein is a word to the wise about using email at all: For more tips on email etiquette--as well as advice on keeping yourself safe in an electronic medium--visit the links listed at the end of this article.
Insularity Last but not least, email has impacted our desire and our ability to communicate with one another through actual face time.What this handout is about This handout is intended to help students, faculty, and University professionals learn to use email more effectively.
It can help you determine whether email is the best mode of communication . Impact of E-mail on Society. The use of e-mail is having a great impact on society.
The biggest problem is using all the new communication technology is, in my opinion (IMO), the lack of privacy.
Everything that is written through the net or said on the phone can be easily intercepted by skilled people. Email has had a profound impact on society through how humans communicate.
It has drastically reduced the use of tradional mail. For instance, many people have all bills and payments that used to be delivered through tradional mail now delivered "paperlessly" through email.
Altogether, we can conclude that there is no straightforward answer to the question what the impact of (mobile) e-mail communication on organizational life is. That new technology changed the way we work and communicate in organizations is obvious. Email is a powerful form of communication that often increases productivity, but it can result in an emotionally disconnected work environment.
Paper Conservation A practical and environmentally friendly impact of email in the workplace is reduced paper usage. Effects of Email on Communication by Christina Hamlett - Updated September 26, There is no question that advances in technology--especially in terms of the Internet--have made it easier and faster to exchange information with individuals throughout the world.