- How do you feel when someone has not replied to your text message?
- How many minutes does it take you to reply to someone’s text message?
- concerned /kuhn-SURND/
- respond /ri-SPOND/
- remote /ri-MOHT/
- immediate /ih-MEE-dee-it/
- specialize /SPESH-uh-lahyz/
[adjective] – worried
I’m a little concerned about my mother’s health.
[verb] – to say or do something as a reaction to something that has been said or done
He responded to every question asked to him.
[adjective] – far away in distance
Australia is huge and remote from the world’s major population centers.
[adjective] – happening or done without delay or very soon after something else
We must take immediate action to solve the problem.
[verb] – to study or work on a particular subject or skill more than any others, so that you become an expert in it
We specialize in customized computer systems.
There are more ways to reach people than ever before, and the urge to respond has become more common as communication platforms have become tucked into our pockets and carried with us wherever we go. Because we appear to be capable of responding at all times, we “should”. Furthermore, our phones’ apps and social media platforms have ingrained 24-hour communication into our daily lives, which is especially true now that remote work is becoming more common.
“We’ve been conditioned towards immediate returns,” says Michael Stefanone, a professor of communication at the University of Buffalo in the United States who specializes in social networks. Meanwhile, if your blood boils the next time someone fails to answer your message, the best solution would be to simply put the phone down for a while – being connected 24 hours a day, seven days a week is stressful enough.
- According to the article, how does someone feel when waiting for a response?
- What is becoming more common?
- Who is Michael Stefanone and in what does he specialize?
- What would be best the solution if your blood boils the next time someone fails to answer your message?
- Based on the article, what is stressful enough?
- Do you get mad when the receiver of your message has not replied yet after a few minutes? Why or why not?
- Do you respond immediately to any text messages you receive from anyone? Why or why not?
- If your boss sent you messages about work outside work hours, what would you tell him/her? Please elaborate on your answer.
- Do you agree that being connected 24 hours a day, seven days a week is stressful enough?
- What do you think about not answering a message at all even if the person keeps sending you messages? Please explain your answer.