This is really the thing. We all know that our devices are with us all the time, and we all know that everyone else knows. So when the notification pops up, there’s an instantaneous thought process that we all go through.
And no, it’s not is this important or can it wait? The actual thought process is “they know I see this and are probably expecting a response”
However the article below also points out that much of the time, that’s isn’t true. Someone was just reaching out and there is no hurry or even an expectation of immediate response but we don’t know that. So, we either drop everything to reply or we apologize for any delay in replying.
Which makes no sense.
I’ve been involved in direct work with clients in half-day training, or multi-hours long workshops and replied to an email afterwards with an “I’m sorry, I was tied up” opening.
Yes, I’m apologizing for doing my job and paying attention to it.
How dumb is that?
A.k.a: “Things you can do when you work at home, that you can’t do in a cubicle.” Such as take a few minutes and get some aerobic exercise when things are slow, or when you’re waiting for data to process/load/index. When you work in a cube, your coworkers might not appreciate that. 😉 Follow…
Justin also has some good advice for how to “be a good hang” online and make friends. I know more than a few people who could use that advice to be a little less awkward online. (i.e. Compliment people’s work, not their appearance, um yes!)
Check it out at the link below, but if I was going to give my own take on that idea, is that for my own social media I usually try and consider what I have to offer the people who choose to follow me. I have this blog, obviously. I can share some other, useful, information, and even a laugh or two mixed in.
For me, most of what I do online goes back to my background in training. I learn something, and I want to share that with others. So I do.
And I try not to be “cringey”. 😉
They let users embed images with free accounts for years, and then suddenly changed that policy… “But the new policy has also affected historical social media posts, blogs and forums that were reliant on Photobucket. One of those affected is Stampboards, a forum with more than 17,000 members who discuss postage stamps and share images…