Thursday, November 19, 2009

Are you more or less likely to be misunderstood online? Why?

While the internet has developed as a marvelous networking and communications tool, it is still plagued by the very nature of textual conversation. All too often, the intent and nuances of the speaker are lost in the translation to a textual format. This can lead to ambiguous understandings of any single piece of information. Until we find a much more efficient way of communicating things like anger, humor, sarcasm, and more via text, misunderstandings will continue to be a logical side-effect of internet dealings.

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