I really don’t get the idea of ‘direct’ and ‘indirect’ in comments and messages and whatnot.
Personally, I feel that as long as it is, well, as per definition of the word, straight to the point, it can be considered direct. The target of the message does not have to be stated. Now in order to decipher the intended audience, one has to know the context behind that message, but at the end of the day, the message is pretty clear cut. And for the intended audience, he should most likely know it is directed to him anyway. Hence, direct.
On the other side of the coin, is indirect messages. A generic indirect message most likely has a superficial ‘layer’, of sorts, which is what most people can see. However, not unlike an orange, as one starts to peel open the layer, you get the nice juicy parts inside. No clear target, no evident subliminal message. To the people who aren’t immediately involved in it will require some time to truly figure out what is going on. Even knowing the context of that comment, one does not necessarily know the intended message or audience. Hence, indirect.
However, it seems that our current generation has used too much social media. The definitions of ‘direct’ and ‘indirect’ have been boiled down to whether or not you specifically mention the person’s name in the message to indicate that that is for him.
And that just takes the fun out of everything. Nonetheless, just my 2 cents on the matter. Might not be the most politically correct, or even factually correct, but whatever.
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Psst. Try to figure out if this post is direct or indirect.