Illustration by CГ©cile Dormeau
Conversations, like hammocks, are much more straightforward to enter into than out of. WeвЂ™ve established lots of collective norms that are social textingвЂ”вЂќhahaвЂќ is standard, вЂњheheвЂќ is weirdвЂ”but we continue to havenвЂ™t determined just how to exit conversations. When weвЂ™re wanting to get free from an in-person discussion, we could gather our things or say weвЂ™re tired. We are able to actually leave the room. When weвЂ™re texting, every message simply prolongs the discussion, but silence is rude.
Either it seems as you give shorter and shorter hahahahas until the person just stops texting you like youвЂ™re cutting things off abruptlyвЂ”hey sorry to hear about your parakeet iвЂ™m going to bed nowвЂ”or youвЂ™re stuck trying to keep your eyes open. (más…)