Email Impatience

Internet Silence: Email is a chore. People will find any excuse not to get to it sometimes. As this New York Times pieces points out, there are all sorts of reasons that people sometimes take forever to answer emails, like young people don’t have manners, or people get distracted by viral videos and forget to respond, or people are reluctant to respond to invitations to events they cannot attend, etc, etc. So maybe our email expectations are too high. NYT

Sexting Survey: Apparently ladies are more likely to engage in sexting than men, according to a recent report by Diane Kholos Wysocki, a professor of sociology and women’s studies at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, and Cheryl D. Childers, a professor of sociology at Washburn University; however, a closer look at the survey participants renders this report more than a little questionable. The respondents were found on AshleyMadison.com, a website for cheaters basically (as the site describes itself: “The world’s leading married dating service for discreet encounters”), So yeah, not sure how much this study is an accurate reflection of the general public, but an interesting finding nonetheless. NYT

Video of the Day: Planking gone wrong.

Tumblr of the Day: Look at all the fun parties you are missing out on (?). Sorry I Missed Your Party

Pic of the Day: OMG! It’s a double rainbow at the DMS!

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