Today Show: Randi Zuckerberg Modern Manners
Continuing their Modern Manners series from yesterday, Today talked to Randi Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Zuckerberg Media, about digital dilemmas. What do you do when you send an email or text to the wrong person? Zuckerberg said that you just have to call the person and apologize. She said that if you send an email apologizing, you’re only calling attention to the bad email. She also added, “If you wouldn’t want it on the Today Show, don’t put it in email.” That’s the best digital advice I think anyone can give.
Michael Buble was really fascinated by this next question. He wondered how long you should wait when you meet someone for the first time before you text them. She said that a lot of people ask a first date out with a text. She said that’s maybe okay, but after that, you should pick up a phone and call. “Chivalry is not dead in this world,” she said.
She also added that she has three rules of when you should take it from a text message to a phone call. They were:
- If you’ve got directions or advice that need to be explained.
- If it starts getting emotional or lost in translation over text.
- And the third is if it starts getting gossipy and you wouldn’t want it in writing.
Michael Buble said that his wife loves texting, but he thinks it’s kind of cold. He said he always wants to have a conversation with her over the phone. He thought it was because his wife is in her twenties and he is in his thirties.
Two Women Unite To Help Women Slim Down and Have Peace
A new weight loss group called Slim Peace is bringing Jewish and Muslim women together, united by their common goal of weight loss. The nonprofit is based in Boston. Each week, five Jewish women and five Muslim women come together to talk about their weight loss goals. When it started, the women all grouped themselves by religion. But after a few weeks, they were just women. The women all spoke to Today about how great the program was and how they loved getting to know each other. One Muslim woman shared that she’d just gone to her first Seder dinner and a Jewish woman said that when they get to the scale, everyone is the same and wants the same things. Another Muslim woman said that whenever she went into a store where there weren’t Muslim people, she always felt like she wasn’t welcome there and kept her head down. Now, because of Slim Peace, she feels changed and knows that people are just people.