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June 23, 2022

37. Email, Instant Message, and Texts - Oh, My!

37. Email, Instant Message, and Texts - Oh, My!

Today we’re going to talk about electronic communications from the “less stress, more fun” perspective. 


In this episode you’ll learn:

  • A brief history of electronic, “anytime, all the time” communication
  • Connecting to why electronic communication can be biologically stressful
  • Suggestions for developing electronic communication habits to amplify you joy and performance


Resources mentioned:

  • “Become Your Own Attention Engineer: How to Hack Bad Digital Habits with Behavior Design” (Tech Detox, Jan 2022)
  • “Text anxiety: why too many messages make us want to throw our phones at the wall” (The Guardian, Nov 2021)
  • “Emojis and Visual Literacy: A Guide for Lawyers” (Bloomberg Law, June 2021)
  • “How texting makes stress worse” (BBC, Feb 2021)
  • “Is instant messaging at work stressing us out?” (Yahoo! Finance, Jan 2020)
  • “Email is officially middle-aged!” (history of email infographic ReachMail.com, Jan 2015)
  • “The text message turns 20: A brief history of SMS” (The Week, Jan 2015)
  • “Media multitaskers pay mental price, Stanford study shows” (Stanford University, 2009)
  • Aziz Ansari: Nightclub Comedian on Netflix (2022)


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