The Truth About DAD - Part Four

If you’re constantly in touch with email via your mobile, replying to them the moment they come through, you‘re sending out signals to your peers that this is the way to contact you. That’s why you’re bombarded with emails at all hours. You are part of the anytime, anywhere society and you need to be part of the sometime, somewhere society. Accept that you can’t and don’t have to do everything at once merely because the technology exists to let you.

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In the past social interaction was purely situational. Now it isn’t so you have to establish artificial boundaries to manage it. Understand the importance of using instant and delayed technology. Emails are a form of delayed communication technology, they don’t need to be at your fingertips constantly - that’s what phone calls are for.

We are in the age of social networking and cc-ing where we add everyone we know to messages, bombarding people with useless information, stealing attention. We tell everyone everything, we message everyone at once. If one person sneezes everyone else doesn’t just catch a cold they get influenza. Take into consideration how your technology use affects others. Technology has amplified networking, but that amplification is a skill and if you are too loud you will get tinnitus.

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