Digital Etiquette: How Do You Sign Your Email?
The Week has a piece on this by Chris Gayomali, in descending order of their favorites, starting with "cordially" and "cheers."
"Cordially" seems stuffy and old-fashioned.
I've always been interested in who, among women, xos whom and how that's decided. I think women often wait to see if the one higher in the pecking order xos, and then will xo back.
From Gayomali's piece:
5. "Xoxo," "xo," and all derivatives What it means: Hugs and kisses. (Defining X as "kiss" goes all the way back to 1763, according to The Oxford English Dictionary.)
Pros and cons: Last year, The Atlantic investigated xo's quiet invasion of the workplace lexicon: "xo is not a habit unique to 20‑somethings reared on Gossip Girl," wrote The Atlantic's Jessica Bernett and Rachel Simmons. "It has surfaced in the digital correspondence of everyone from Arianna Huffington to Nora Ephron.... In Diane Sawyer's newsroom, staffers say, the anchor uses xo so frequently that its omission can spark panic." Indeed, xo's colloquial brevity is feminizing the workplace -- for better or worse.
Typically used by: Arianna Huffington. Nora Ephron. Diane Sawyer.
Your sig? And your reason for using it -- or none at all?