MUST READ: Are you a Compulsive Woodpecker? Unique emailing behaviours reveal ‘the Bird’ in you
Everybody has an email address these days, and it’s been a while now since electronic mail superseded conventional letters or snail mails and facsimiles. Furthermore, the increased use of email in various business affairs has also resulted in the development of particular idiosyncratic patterns of emailing behaviour. To understand the meaning behind all this, researchers at the University of Glasgow and the University of the West Scotland have examined these different behaviours and cleverly matched them to guess what – typical bird-like behaviours!
Dr Karen Renaud, senior lecturer in the School of Computing Science at the University of Glasgow, said in an article published on the University website, “Email has rapidly become a vital business communication tool and a lot of people we spoke to say they would not be able to do their jobs without it”.
“However, many people have gripes about email. Some people find themselves checking email all the time, even during evenings, weekends and holidays, others complain about how other people behave when using email. When we analysed all the findings, we realised we could categorise email behaviours and match them to the characteristics of some well-known birds”, Dr Renaud explained.
A total of 15 bird-like characteristics of email users have been identified, and they are:
So tell us, are you a Peacock or a popular Robin? What about your friends? Can you identify some of your friends in the list? ‘Share’ this interesting article and since it’s bird-related, remember to ‘Tweet’ about it too!
Dr Renaud also mentioned that what the research really highlights is that email is a great source of stress for many people. Too often, email is use instead of a more suitable means of communication like actually talking to someone. What do you think?
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