How to Ack Back

I’m never at a loss learning how many young people are uneducated in the proper way to communicate online with those outside their immediate generation.  Over the last couple of years, I’ve noticed kids in the 18-20 year old age range have terrible email manners.  They write, you reply — they never acknowledge your response — so you’re left to wonder if you got stuck in a Spam folder or if you’re just being ignored.  Kids today have no idea why sending back an “Ack” is intrinsically important in continuing the hoary, but vital, tradition of effective online communication.  

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Getting Up and Out

Do you remember the moment when you decided to get up and move away from your hometown and family?

What that decision voluntary or not?

What prodded you to make the move: College, marriage, military service or something else?

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This Blog is Back, Baby!

David W. Boles’ Urban Semiotic is back!
I changed DNS and servers for this blog a mere six hours ago and I am now back live saying, “Hi!”

I will have a full report for you soon on the server move and the reasons for it and to celebrate the kind help I received in transit!
Oh, and comments are turned back on so have a heyday with me!

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