Email can sometimes get a bad rap.
Some believe the further communication moves away from face-to-face interactions, the less effective it becomes. With the increase of smartphone use, we sometimes choose to communicate more impersonally. However, according to research, connecting through digital methods might actually be a great way to convey how you feel.
"The bottom line is that email is much better when you want to convey some information that you want someone to think about," said one of the authors of this research, Alan R. Dennis, the John T. Chambers Chair of Internet Systems in IU's Kelley School of Business.
People use more expressive emotional language when communicating with their loved ones via e-mail compared to speaking with them on the phone. "Email lets you take time to think before you communicate," Dennis said, adding that the medium allows you to "edit your comments so you can carefully craft the exact message you want to send."
So as Valentine's Day approaches, why not send an e-mail to someone you love? Take some time to write a heartfelt e-mail and send a nice message or image to a loved one. This is a great skill you can teach your kids too! Have them send a e-mail to Mom, Dad, Grandma or Grandpa letting them know that they love and appreciate them this Valentine season.
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Brittany is the Marketing Manager of KidsEmail, Mom of 2, Farmer's Wife, and dedicated to keeping kids safe online.