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People tend to delay answering emails when they don't have what they consider to be good answers or when they want to avoid whatever responsibility the email demands of them.

But this is like being asked a question in person and rather than responding, "I don't know" or "I'll have to think about it," turning on your heels and walking away in silence.

We may enjoy online relationships using social media sites like Facebook or Twitter, for example, but the difference between these kinds of interactions and interactions with people in the physical world is clearly vast.

As long as we expect no more from these online relationships than they can give, no good reason exists why we can't enjoy the power of social media sites to connect us efficiently to people we'd otherwise not touch.

We find ourselves tempted to communicate that way because it feels easier—but the outcome is often worse.

ETIQUETTEFor transferring information efficiently, the Internet is excellent.

Whatever the reason, it's clearly far easier for us to be meaner to one another online. I recently wrote a similar piece entitled Facebook Envy. It points to the same concepts; that the ubiquitous 'invisible personae' in social media creates a relatively and ironically disconnected medium. Technology is not the problem, it is the people who are addicted to their technological devices and who are avoiding human interaction face to face that's the issue. I'm sorry a lot of people are probably confused by "LMAO" because you spelled it wrong in your article.

Unfortunately, typed messages often wound even more gravely, while electronic messages of remorse paradoxically have little power to heal.

Perhaps we just don't think such messages have the same power to harm as when we we say them in person.

It's far easier to ignore an email sender's request than a request from someone made in person because an email sender's hope to get a response or frustration in not receiving one remains mostly invisible. Our "emotional invisibility" on the Internet perhaps also explains so much of the vitriol we see on so many websites.

People clearly have a penchant for saying things in the electronic world they'd never say to people in person because the person to whom they're saying it isn't physically present to display their emotional reaction.

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