Email Is No Joking Matter
from the those-missing-sarcasm-tags dept
We've pointed out before just how badly the world needs sarcasm tags in HTML, but it appears that applies to email as well. A new study says that approximately one in four workers have had problems with their colleagues who misunderstood or didn't appreciate humor in emails that were sent. Not surprisingly, it was the men who more often found their weak attempts at humor missing the mark. Of course, it's unclear from the study if the incidents were simply misunderstandings or (more likely) because they just weren't funny.