English: The European Robin (Erithacus rubecula)

English: The European Robin (Erithacus rubecula) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Scottish researchers say how people use emails can be matched with bird behavior.    They have put email users into 12 categories.  The night owl is a midnight emailer who forgets that people want to have time off.  The peacock tends to put everybody in copy, even if they don’t need to know.  The woodpecker  is constantly checking for new mail.  The team concluded that the perfect emailer is the robin, who  tries, if possible,  to speak to people in person.

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Read by Annette

Study the words

matched with– compared to

time off–  free time

tends to– has the habit of doing

in copy–  to people who are not the recipients

concluded–  said  (in the end)

in person– face to face

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