Visualization of Email Sign-Offs

Here's a cute (not much else) visualization of what your email closing may mean. Although compiled in 2007, this just made it to Twitter.

  Email Sign-offs

The graphic is an interesting way of categorizing email endings. "Self-conscious" implies an insecurity, perhaps as well as a lack of familiarity, so we may see some overlap here. Maybe "formal" and "informal" would be a better continuum. To me, this language has less judgement (but, then again, I'm self-conscious).

Discussion Starters:

  • What's your assessment of the visualization? Do you agree with the author's characterizations of email closings?
  • Look at 25 of your most recent emails, and plot them on a similar chart. What do you find?