Social media connected us with our family and friends. FB, twitter just to name a few social media have been a trend, while apps such as WhatSapp and Wechat becoming popular these days. No doubt these social media helps a lot in connecting people together… but it seems that we forgotten to use our social courtesy and respect by using this social media and apps.
For example, you are added in a group in ‘whatsapp’, probably its your family group or group belong to a group of friends that require you to get involved in giving or sharing information. When you are asked to join a group but you feel you should not be in the group, you can actually say.. or type “i am sorry, i am not online all the time.. maybe next time“… then you can ‘leave group’ without people in the group judge you on why are you leaving without saying goodbye. Same goes to a group that some no longer active in, if one of your friend are no longer active in the group, its good to ask if the person still want to be in the group rather then just delete them. We still need to use courtesy from time to time and respect others feeling. Imagine you were ‘removed’ from a group you not active in but still want to get information.. aah so harsh. You were trying to find the right word to ‘leave’ but at the end of the day you were ‘removed’.
Miscommunication occur when the receiver did not get the right message of what the sender trying to give… sometimes we don’t mean what we said but the receiver might feel or take it as different meaning. We try our best to be polite when we’re talking but why can’t we be polite when we use the social media..? Be polite because that is the best way to communicate.