That describes the online conversations of so many Twitterers. Conversations happen over time. It might sometimes be days before you respond or reply to a tweet to you. You don’t even think anything about it when you don’t get a … Continue reading
I have lots of “friends.” I actually have lots of friends in real life. It works for my personality. I do have lots of friends online – hundreds. Inherent in online relationships is this idea of One Way Friendships. It … Continue reading
I’ve written about Loneliness and Solitude before. Lately, I’ve been reading about the restorative power of solitude. Intentional alone time can refresh the body and renew the mind, but we live in a world where we can be on all … Continue reading
I saw that in a tweet today, and they were referring to having 2 Twitter profiles. I tweeted back – anyone that has a persona online lives a double life. They have their online identity and then their real life … Continue reading
….is the kind that happens 3 feet from each other. The best kind of social networking is the face to face interactions that we have with people. I guess, even a skype video conversation – which technically is face to … Continue reading
That’s the kind of connection that happens online. It’s a reaching out to someone that we all need – but for whatever reason – we get online. It’s not like you come over to my house – although you’re definitely … Continue reading
I have many friends – good ones. I have some friends that I have really come to know and respect. I have talked with then. I have exchanged emails and messages with them. I have joked with them, and I … Continue reading
Have you experienced this? I have had people site websites and claim that “it has to be true because it was on a website.” What has happened is the the website gives it credibility. The content becomes more true because … Continue reading
When we think of a social network – we tend to think about Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. But social networks have existed for centuries. Your family is a social network. Your church is a social network. Your classmates are a … Continue reading
Actually, the site is about.me. You should check it out. It’s in beta right now, but if you want to grab your url for your place card on about.me – you should check it out.
What it is is a website that will allow you to build a place card for you so if someone is looking for you, you can be found. If you’re running a business or developing your online personal brand, this would be a great place to start.
So check it out.
Hyperpersonal Communication is what happens when you interact with people online. This is characterized by the following:
“visual anonymity, lack of identifiability, asynchronous interaction, uncertainty reduction, or a combination of these have all been implicated in heightened self-disclosure online” (Joinson, 2004, p. 472).
The interaction and communication online lacks visual and verbal cues, mostly text based with a few images, and you can respond and reply whenever you want to. Interaction online is different than interaction off line. You can’t treat it the same. It’s a different interaction. It’s not as immediate or even physical, but can be just as emotional.
What’s the point? Simply that there’s a difference.
I am reading through the Pew Internet & American Life Project report on social media and how teens and young adults use it. You can check out the report here, but there are some interesting findings from this report.
Both teen and adult use of social networking sites has risen significantly, yet there are shifts and some drops in the proportion of teens using several social networking site features.
73% of wired American teens now use social networking websites, a significant increase from previous surveys. Just over half of online teens (55%) used social networking sites in November 2006 and 65% did so in February 2008.
Young adults act much like teens in their tendency to use these sites. Fully 72% of online 18‐29 year olds use social networking websites, nearly identical to the rate among teens, and significantly higher than the 39% of internet users ages 30 and up who use these sites.
93% of teens ages 12‐17 go online, as do 93% of young adults ages 18‐29. One quarter (74%) of all adults ages 18 and older go online.
Clearly – they are online. What do you think we can learn from this?