In the age of social media and cellphone technology, it is more important than ever to choose an appropriate way to communicate certain information. If you are going to break up with a long-term partner, for instance, most people believe it should only be done in person - no texting, no emailing and no phone calls.
Communicating too casually for the news being delivered is a social faux pas, but it can also create legal snags in certain circumstances. In a recent case that some consider a victory for the cause of fathers' rights, a state Supreme Court overturned lower court rulings to terminate a man's parental rights. The Court found that the Facebook message he received notifying him that he was going to father a child was insufficient notice and violated his constitutional rights.