Tuesday, July 13, 2010

A Facebook friendship: An update

I want to clarify my previous post, particularly to my out-of-town friends.

I greatly enjoy our phone conversations.  When someone calls me and I hear a voice from long-ago, I get a huge smile on my face and it brightens my day and breaks up my monotony.  I enjoy talking on the phone and reconnecting that way.

The reason why I prefer email is because I can fully concentrate 100% on what I am writing in an email, and as much as I try to concentrate 100% on what is being said on the phone, usually I am at less than 100%.  And I like to give my friends the 100% attention you all deserve.

So I don't hate the phone.  I enjoy it.  But I feel bad short-shrifting you, knowing that I am not fully listening as well as I should be.  That is a failing of mine.  And please know that an email from me, even a short one, is 100% dedicated to you.  So I want to be clear that I do not want to cut off phone calls.  I just wanted to clarify my position about how I feel that technology can enable friendships, or let them dither away.

And please call and put a smile on my face.

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