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Christine Torres at Morning Coffee & Afternoon Tea has been working all day to round up some scary and scrummy recipes for us all today, and the Carnival of the Recipes is now up for your viewing pleasure: http://tinyurl.com/yxcvnd. Be sure and leave her a comment to let her know her hard work is much appreciated.
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Next week's Carnival will be hosted by RDoctor Medical. (Send in your healthy recipes for the holidays!) Send your recipes or links to email@example.com by noon CST on Saturday. If you're interested in hosting a future carnival send a message to the same address with the word host in the subject line.
The study involved 30 pairs of undergraduates who were asked to send 20 statements to their partner. One used a tape recording and a sarcastic or serious tone, the other sent an email. Members of each group were about 80% confident their message would be understood. The numbers showed otherwise. Speakers rated a success rate of 75%, but E-mail users scored only 56%. Recipients of either type of message thought they would understand 90% of the communications.
At the base of all this misunderstanding, according to the study, is egocentrism—the inability of people to step outside themselves according to the researchers who looked into this phenomenon further. Their tests revealed the E-mailers thought recipients had access to the same information they did—i.e. that they “heard” things the same way.
If you want to make sure your message is understood, use the phone, experts say. "E-mail is fine if you just want to communicate content, but not any emotional material," Epley explains.
Read more about the study of misinterpreted email.