Dec 5, 2012  •  In Facebook, Funny, Geek, Relationships, Twitter, Web

Wednesday Rewind: The 10 Levels of Intimacy in Today’s Communication

Once in a while, when I get bored, I like to look through the archives of this blog and reflect upon (and laugh at!) all the things I have shared with the web over the years.

Because, heck, after 1,801 posts, even I don’t remember everything.

There’s also the braggart in me who likes to shout, “Hey! I once wrote this years ago! You should go check it out because I think it’s awesome!”

(Or the part of me that likes to roll her eyes and exclaim, “Well, if you had read my blog you would know I had written about this in the past!”)

So I have decided to start sharing with y’all certain posts from this blog’s vault of archives. I can’t promise that this will be a regular thing, or that what I will re-post will be remotely interesting, but I’ll try my best.

…I also plan on using these “rewind”s as a means to escape writer’s block. ;-)

This little chart dates back to August 3, 2009, but I believe it’s still — and perhaps a bit too — relevant today.

However, I believe that now, at the end of 2012 and more than three years since the chart was first created, the order would be better represented like this:

  1. Twitter
  2. Facebook Status
  3. Text Msg
  4. IM
  5. Facebook Msg
  6. Email
  7. Phone
  8. Video Chat
  9. Talking
  10. Letter

Now, the question remains: where would photo-sharing sites like Instagram fit in?

4 Responses to “Wednesday Rewind: The 10 Levels of Intimacy in Today’s Communication”

  1. Looking forward to more of these rewinds! :)

  2. Mina:

    i agree that a letter is more intimate these days. love the rewind!

  3. Jackie:

    I would say that the younger you are, the higher Facebook msg (or rather, Facebook chat) climbs on the list. My teenage brother has probably no idea what instant message even is. And a lot of my peers use GChat or Facebook chat instead of IM (though I still cling to AIM – habit, I guess).

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