Thursday, November 12, 2015

Texting in Sick: How Smartphones, Texting, and Social Media are Changing Our Relationships by Rune Vejby



Did you know that the average American spends over 3 hours texting every day? Texting in Sick reveals that texting has become the preferred medium for many people—even in complex conversations, such as reporting in sick for work, delivering bad news, and breaking up relationships.
But what happens to our relationships when we handle such conversations on text? How does texting change our attitudes and expectations towards the people we communicate with? And how are trust and empathy impacted when we use a medium with such a limited range of social cues?
In Texting in Sick, you'll uncover the answers to these questions and explore the cultural, psychological, and technological trends behind the growing use of texting and smartphones. Filled with compelling research and plenty of tweetable statistics, Texting in Sick urges us to take a fresh look at our communication habits and reconsider the ways we engage with our mobile devices.

Texting in Sick: How Smartphones, Texting, and Social Media are Changing Our Relationships by Rune Vejby is available at Amazon.com.

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