4 months ago

Vocals, an Increasingly Common Practice: Between Advantages and Disadvantages

Since 2019, this new mode of communication is increasingly used at the expense of SMS or calls.
Proof: all messaging services and social networks offer the "voice" function (WhatsApp, Instagram, Messenger, Snapchat, Telegram).
It has to be said: when you're on the move and you're short on time, voice notes are much more convenient and avoid misunderstandings or confusion thanks to the intonation of the voice.
But instead of making a call, the younger generation prefers delayed communication.
"Calling someone is now considered an intrusive process, a command to answer when the phone rings. On the contrary, the message is a way of saying: "I have some things to tell you, as soon as you have the opportunity you can read or listen to it."" Olivier Glassey, sociologist, for the French magazine L'Obs
However, the audios could reflect certain facets of our personality.
Who has never made or received audios that never ends?
So we get caught up in unnecessary details and end up with audios punctuated by " Um...".
In fact, we should talk about monologues since we can't even interact as we go along.
"There is a bit of selfishness in using the voice message rather than the call, because you don't have to wait for the other person to be available and you can communicate whenever you want according to your agenda." Célia Schneebeli for French magazine L'Obs.
And on top of that, making audios would be a proof of narcissism: "Just like on social networks, there is then the whole game of self-representation, in this case audio, by asking oneself what vocal incarnation one wants to give." Olivier Glassey, sociologist, for the French magazine L'Obs.
Besides, it seems that most audio enthusiasts prefer to be the transmitters rather than the receivers!