Online miscommunications

I have had numerous fights online (friends, online friends, etc.) and it’s really unfortunate how easy this really happens. It’s so easy to take a comment the wrong way and before you know it shit is flying everywhere. I think that is why I try to add in 🙂 or a “lol” or something like ((sarcasm)) after things I say JUST so the other person doesn’t take it the wrong way.

2 of the biggest fights I’ve had with a friend from college was through email and we didn’t speak to each other for months at a time. When we finally got on the phone it all got cleared up.

I’ve fought with my boyfriend over im (way back at the beginning of our relationship) and I honestly can’t remember what in the world we fought about. I’m sure if we’d just talked over the phone or in person it never would have happened.

I think the only ways to avoid it is to either ask upfront (what did you mean by that?) or give them a jingle. I think the internet has given us so many advantages but possibly nearly as many disadvantages.

  1. Maureen

    September 1, 2005 at 1:56 pm

    Amen to that!

  2. babs

    September 1, 2005 at 2:00 pm

    I can agree whole heartedly.. It’s easy to
    misconstrue the written word..

    You know of some of my online altercations..

    not pretty!!

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