Has anyone considered why they prefer particular communication methods for particular tasks?
Obviously this is limited to logistics - you can't speak face to face with someone interstate or overseas and likewise you might only be able to buy a particular product online even though you would prefer to buy it at a local store.
What tasks do you prefer to do via face to face communication and why?
For example certain tasks require less impersonality than others.
Similarly, for speaking over the phone, email as well as internet forums?