DID YOU KNOW? About Texting

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Did you know that using all caps when texting is considered screaming? Did you know that using a period at the end of a sentence when texting can infer coldness or can seem like a digital eye roll? Did you know that using only one exclamation point can seem like you are not so excited or don’t feel emphatically about your statement? There is a commonly understood texting etiquette that is subtle and not known by everyone. Did you ever have a misunderstanding because of a text? Texting uses no expression and often causes unnecessary misunderstandings or hurt feelings. Even though we often begrudgingly make phone calls, it is worth the clarity of expression and avoidance of accidental insults.

From Text Triumphs, a Bi-Weekly TAG Baltimore Column in Baltimore Jewish Home

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