Surprise Surprise, Sarcasm Is Hard to Communicate Via Email: Agree?
Fef 2012/08/08 20:00:00
Shocking news: Five studies (really, it took five studies?) determined that people communicate sarcasm better in person rather than email. Do you limit your sarcasm in email? Do you notate it with smiley face icons?
Without the benefit of paralinguistic cues such as gesture, emphasis, and intonation, it can be difficult to convey emotion and tone over electronic mail (e-mail).
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