Tweet of the Day #2

One of the mysteries of modern life is why people need to speak into their cell phones 50 decibels higher than they normally would in a face-to-face conversation. Comedian Mike Birbiglia nails it in less than 140 characters…

I'm at the airport sitting next to a guy who TOTALLY FORGOT to install a telephone booth around his head.
@birbigs
Mike Birbiglia

One thought on “Tweet of the Day #2”

  1. And the answer is (or may well be) sidetone: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sidetone

    Older folks (alas my generation and older) who grew up landline phones tend to think others can’t hear us because we can’t hear the sidetone.

    Younger folks (from my casual observation) speak much quieter when they are texting.

    -dan

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