Symmetry: i think it is interesting In part, this is due to the fact that during a post-hoc reading of a log, you read at the pace you usually read any written material - which is QUICKLY, but much too quickly to absorb TextTalk. While online, the lag created by people typing and by thousands of miles of busy internet wires forces the conversation into a slower pace.
Our fear assumptions fail to take into the social norms of politeness, Schroeder says. And so you sit back, read, wait, scan backwards and forwards in the dialogue something you can't do in talm conversationand think about what to say next. You get better at asking better questions, and answering with more interesting responses.
Of course, some chat users may like to play games with the potential ambiguity of TextTalk. In part, this is due to the fact that during a post-hoc reading of a log, you read at the pace you usually read any written material - which is QUICKLY, but much too quickly to absorb TextTalk. What'dya Mean?
The illusive use of the smileys add to this ambiguity. The excerpt also illustrates how people play with the ambiguity of identity in chat environments. Mostly, I've eliminated strings of conversation that aren't vhat to the point that I'm discussing in each of the sections that follow.
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Research actually suggests that people who ask more questions are better liked by their conversation partners than people who ask fewer questions. While online, the lag created by people typing and by thousands of miles of busy internet wires forces the conversation into a slower cyat. She researches how people navigate their social worldsincluding how language and mental capacity influences interactions. Are they at times being truthful?
A question can either kick off a conversation or keep it going, Sandstrom says.
And if you can't hear people's voices, or see their faces, you easily might misinterpret what they mean, wouldn't you? Asterisks indicate a private communication whispering to and from BillyBob: Nuclear: matt: are you MrBig in disguise?
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Symmetry: i think it is interesting Sure, there were moments when someone wasn't exactly sure what someone else meant. Focusing the attention on the other person in those moments can help us get past those awkward spots, she says.
Situations involving humor and sarcasm usually were the culprits, because that smile, chuckle, or wry tone of voice were missing. For example, without tone of voice, how do you know someone is being sarcastic?
BillyBob: MrBig doesn't hang out in disguise Without face-to-face visual cues, it's difficult to tell. Be curious Ask questions.
Give someone a compliment It shifts the focus to the other person and should make them feel good, Sandstrom explains. Research shows the opposite, however, that people nearly always are willing to engage in a conversation when prompted by someone else.
The use of the winky ; and smiley : are sometimes used to indicate irony or sarcasm, but in this excerpt the situation is perfectly ambiguous. After searching through my many megabytes of saved logs, I found no juicy examples of people being confused or misunderstanding what other people were saying.
To help you out a little bit, I've edited the other log excerpts that appear in this article. What's fascinating about TextTalk is that people mostly DO understand what others mean, despite the lack of visual and auditory cues.
You would think that the lack of ftf cues and the buzzing confusion of TextTalk would result in many misunderstandings. The excerpt that follows is an interesting example cgat how the lack of ftf cues can make it difficult to tell whether someone is intending humor or irony, and when they are being honest or sly.
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But these misunderstandings were always cleared up quickly. A quick explanation accompanied by a simple smiley : or winky ; efficiently resolves the confusion. My editing is doing the job of those filters that operate automatically almost unconsciously while online.
If five different conversations are scrolling before your eyes, it would seem easy to lose track of what was said.