What? How can it be rude to leave a voicemail for someone? According to “Kill Reply All: A Modern Guide to Online Etiquette,” voicemail is now considered rude. According to the author, a long voicemail is inefficient and inconvenient. In 2020 it’s better just to hang up if you call someone and get no answer. Then, send a text. When you text, it might also be a good idea to ask someone if they want to talk on the phone. Other new age cell phone etiquette includes don’t add periods to texts. Use emoji’s in moderation and not in business emails. Don’t always “reply all,” in group texts.
I honestly prefer texting these days to talking on the phone. If the subject will take a bit, then yes, let’s talk. Otherwise, I’m good with a few quick text messages. What do you think? Do you prefer texting to talking these days?