5 Reason Why You May Be A Boring Online Chatter

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Social media is used a lot now a days as ways of communication from one person to the next. Just like there are unwritten verbal communication rules the same goes for cyber communication.

Do the people you chat on Facebook really want to talk to you or are they tempted to block you from chat or not be visible at all?

In a recent article from CNN they talked about 5 reasons why someone would want to block you on Faebook chat. The article also gives examples for each reason.

Reason number 1: You're a downer
You start off the conversation with hi and then being talking about how much your life sucks and about all the bad things that happened during the day. Not everyone has the time to sit and read that all the time. Every now and then is one thing but every day. That would make you want to block that person

Reason number 2: You're dull
In simple text you are a one word responder. Such as answer "nothing" to "what's up" After reading nothing that just puts a damper on the whole conversation and trying to make a good conversation off of one word responses is not very entertaining.

Reason number 3: You over-share
Basically saying that every time someone you talk to signs on you send a link to their chat of a new article to read or a new video to watch. Not everyone has time to sit and look at the link. Some people just sign on check and get off real quick. People aren't going to want to chat if you constantly are sending links to their chat.

Reason number 4: You're invisible
I take this as people who are on but they are idle. You may message them over and over but they still are not going to respond. It is frustrating sometimes when you see that someone is on but they are technically idle and you can't talk with them.

Reason number 5: You put up annoying statuses
While you are chatting with someone if you are continually changing your status to what you are doing or something annoying about your life people are going to get tired of constantly seeing the status changes.

2 comments:

Tyler Utzka October 19, 2010 at 10:07 PM  

Good advice. The idle person is definitely irritating but most of the time I feel like it's a technical error on Facebook's end.

I'm not much of a fan of over-sharers. If they need help, send a message so I can read it at my convenience.

Overall, I am not much of a fan of Facebook chat in the first place. I have no problem sending messages via Facebook or just writing on their wall.

LogannRoberts October 19, 2010 at 11:26 PM  

I really like this advice. I've found myself stuck in a chat window with someone with one of the above listed characteristics, and it's frustrating.

The advice shared here is good for any social-media user to have. It's not only good for Facebook chat, but for any interactive site. With less face to face communication and more web communication, it's important that people don't act like this online, but instead present themselves well.

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