by Jambalaya » Apr 18, 2019 The Atlantic had an article a while ago about how common it is now for people to ignore texts and emails. The title of the article is: How It Became Normal to Ignore Texts and Emails https://www.theatlantic.com/technol...r-in-the-age-of-instant-communication/550325/ The reason I'm interested in this topic is because, in my own life, I've seen this behavior reach fever pitch in the last year or two. So many of my texts or emails go ignored that I don't think these mediums are much use anymore. Dating is particularly bad for this. I've all but given up text or email, except for business/transactional purposes. Since people so often don't reply, there doesn't seem much point in sending them. I'm now much more selective about to whom I send a message, and when. Also, I often now pick up the phone instead. Perhaps society will go full circle! I remember when texting first started and everybody was fascinated with it! ETA: A few years ago, I had a friend who drove me nuts this way, because when I'd invite her out, if she couldn't make it or didn't want to go, she would ignore my invitation until the date had passed. Then, like clockwork, she would get in touch after and say sorry she couldn't make it. This happened too often for it to have been coincidence. I was younger, but these days I'd call her on it. And it wasn't that she didn't want to hang out - we hung out a lot. The times when I invited her out and she couldn't go, or didn't want to, I don't see what was so hard about just making an excuse!