email junkies.

I was reading Mashable when I came across this story about an email research study. Some highlights:

* 62% of people check work email on the weekends
* 19% choose vacation spots with access to email
* 59% check email from the bathroom (up from 53% last year)

What freaked me out the most was the realization that the email sign-off “xoxo” annoys 25% of respondents and “cheers” irritates 13%.

So if you’re one of the people to whom I email and signed “xoxo” I am truly sorry to have annoyed you. But what’s a better choice? Yours? Respectfully submitted? Sincerely? Later? Best? Ciao? HTH! (Hope this helps!)? Have a great day!? Thank you so much!? Talk to you soon! (TTYS)? TTFN?


Read the study here.


6 thoughts on “email junkies.

  1. I only use “xoxo” when I email John. I’ll have to ask him if he’s in the 25% group or the 13% group.

    With a few of my friends, I sign off “Bye4Now” as a sort-of joke. I wonder if it annoys them?


  2. i sign off with “do one thing every day that scares you” in my sig.

    one thing that does not scare me is what annoys people in email sign offs. those people could use some fresh air.

    i am intrigued by the 59% in the bathroom. is that with the whole laptop or on the PDA? and have we seen a simultaneous rise in urininary disorders?

  3. Ooooh, I xoxo lots of emails, though never work ones I am happy to say! I think I will keep using it, after all if my friends can’t tell me that my xoxo, irritates then then I guess that is their issue? Though, obviously I am not the best judge of things like this! Oh and I actually came over to say, if you want a peek at ‘Without Alice’s’ book cover, come over and visit.

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