Using the Smiley Face Pain Scale to Discuss Communication Mediums

I heard a speaker talk about the difficulty of communication mediums and he said how they get more difficult when the communication is not face-to-face. He suggested using the smiley face pain scale (created for children) to say how positively or negatively you generally interpret communication f2f and then move down the scale three or so for how you will interpret online communication like emails.

I think it is an interesting idea and a good thing for students to think about for their audiences.

This image is from The Atlantic: http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/01/beyond-the-smiley-face-pain-scale/384049/
This image is from The Atlantic.

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