In this day and age with the conveniences of instant messaging, private messages and email, the confusion and misinterpretation of it makes me even more grateful for the telephone and face to face interaction with others. People just cannot READ you. They have to FEEL you when in conversation.
I've known of people whose relationships have had to survive bumps in the road because of the inablility to understand what someone meant when they had typed something. Even posting here on BF can sometimes be taken wrong. It is funny sometimes how it ends up being nothing at all in the first place! I am sooooooooooo glad that those I am close to call me or talk to me in person.