Tone of Messages

Brought to you by Kaspersky Lab United States | Visit the website.



by Barbara J. Feldman on February 21, 2006

Be careful of your tone in instant messages and email, because a recent study shows that the recipient has only a 50-50 chance of correctly understanding whether you were being sarcastic or honest, or what you really meant by your message. Research conducted by psychologists Nicholas Epley of the University of Chicago and Justin Kruger of New York University reveals that the emotional meaning behind a message is often lost. Read more from Wired.


More tips like this one in Email



Growing Up Online: A Must Have Guide for Parents, Teachers, and Kids
Growing Up Online: A Must Have Guide for Parents, Teachers, and Kids
by NBC News
(Kindle Edition)
i-SAFE Internet Safety Activities: Reproducible Projects for Teachers and Parents, Grades K-8
i-SAFE Internet Safety Activities: Reproducible Projects for Teachers and...
by iSafe
(Paperback)
- Usually ships in 24 hours
Price: $15.24

A Parents Guide to Online Safety
A Parents Guide to Online Safety
by Doug Fodeman, Marje Monroe
(Paperback)
- Usually ships in 24 hours
Price: $9.10


Cite This Page

Feldman, Barbara. "Tone of Messages." Surfnetkids. Feldman Publishing. 21 Feb. 2006. Web. 24 Apr. 2014. <http://www.surfnetkids.com/tech/695/tone-of-messages/ >.