Email Shorthand

Written by Jen Nichol
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Have you ever received an e-mail message that is short and sophisticated, and uses abbreviations and emoticons (symbols that denote emotions)? This is Email Shorthand! Email is the hottest, speediest form of communication, and is used in every aspect of life. Business, hobbies, chatting...it is now the #1 way to get in touch!

People can have such trouble with communication, simply because they cannot keep pace with their thoughts. The message they are trying to convey and the ability to articulate it are traveling at two different speeds. Common abbreviations, known as Email Shorthand, allow the thoughts to flow quickly and easily, in much the same way as shorthand writing does.

By using abbreviations for the most common Email phrases, such as BTW (by the way) and AISI (as I see it), you can quickly get to the meat of the message, and focus on what you are trying to convey.

Is Email Shorthand Useful?

Email Shorthand is becoming more a part of tech lingo everyday, and we have seen what an impact the Internet, and especially Email, has already had on our lives! It's a powerful tool, and in order to use it to capacity, we want to be as comfortable as possible with it. Let it be fun! We could be spending our energy on creativity, rather than typing in the same old phrases, time after time.


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