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Call Me, Maybe: How Communication Etiquette Is Changing

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When someone calls your cell phone are you filled with dread, or even anger? Is it better to call or leave a text? And how long should a voicemail be, if you leave one at all? As our relationships with our mobiles and each other evolve, so do the goalposts of communication norms. The meanings of emojis seem to change with the seasons, and generational conflict can ensue when a parent ends a text to their teen with a period. We’ll talk with experts about why you should text before you call and how to avoid sounding passive aggressive over DMs. And we’ll hear from you – what are your communication pet peeves?


Heather Kelly, technology reporter, The Washington Post<br />

Carlos Cabrera-Lomeli, community engagement reporter, KQED

Lee Humphreys, professor and chair, department of communication, Cornell University


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