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What type of emailer are you?
Posted 9/20/2012 8:53:00 AM

What type of emailer are you?

Researchers have matched patterns of emailing behavior to different species of birds.

They say a “Compulsive Woodpecker” can't resist checking emails day or night and “The Incommunicado Ostrich” reads emails but doesn't reply to them.

In all the researchers came up with 12 birds to match emailing behavior. 

So what kind of emailer are you?

Compulsive Woodpecker: Can't resist reading email at all hours of the day and night.

Caterwauling Peacock: Broadcasts emails to everyone, claiming that people 'need to know' when actually he is grandstanding.

Pesky Crow: Leans on others by means of email, sending multiple versions of the same document, or sending multiple emails about the same topic. This bird inspires fear and loathing in the hearts of other birds.

Buck-Passing Cuckoo: Sends emails to others asking them to carry out some task she should do herself, and then leaves quickly and mimics the Incommunicado Ostrich so that the unfortunate recipient is left carrying the baby.

Back-Covering Emu: Sends emails in order to be able to prove, at a later date, that the information was passed on.

Hibernating Poorwill: Reads email only occasionally so that senders can never rely on them.

Incommunicado Ostrich: Reads emails but does not reply to them. Often to be seen with the Hibernating Poorwill.

Camouflaging Woodcock: Uses blind copy to send copies of emails to other recipients without the main recipient's knowledge. Unlike the Back-covering Emu, this bird is seldom seen in all its glory.

Echoing Mynah: Acknowledges all emails. For example engages in exchange something like: 'thanks', then 'my pleasure', then 'thanks again'

Boorish Parrot: Sends abusive or inappropriate emails and fails to understand why others get upset by them.

Echolalia Mockingbird: A serial forwarder, sending chain emails, online petitions and anything else that takes his fancy. Most of these emails have a subject line starting with 'FW'. This bird is easily ignored by other birds, but does not know why.

Night Owl: The midnight emailer, who fails to understand that others do wish to have 'time out'. This bird flocks with the Lightning Response Hummingbird.

Hoarding Magpie: Keeps hundreds of emails in the inbox but can never find exactly the one they are looking for.

Lightning-Response Hummingbird: Responds immediately to email, and expects an immediate response in return. 

Popular Robin: Simply does not allow email to dictate how they communicate. They take the time to speak to people whenever possible. This bird is the, favorite amongst all the birds!

Posted By: Cora Quinn  

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