CMN 2130: Lecture #2 Jan 11th 2013
Mediated interpersonal communication: when we are communicating through other means rather than face
toface. Ex: email, Facebook, social media: Linkedin, forums, blogging, tumblr, word press, reddit,
twitter,stumbleupon cell phone etc.
Asynchronous 1.Computing & Telecommunications of or requiring a form of computer control timing
protocol in which a specific operation begins upon receipt of an indication (signal) that the preceding
operation has been completed.
2 not going at the same rate and exactly together with something else, in particular:
avoid conflict ( breakingup) questionable
too much information is exposed abut yourself
your personal account can be a negative aspect in your worklife.
when having an open account, anyone can follow you
privacy issues on Facebook, tagging in photos, people can tag you in a photo without you approving.
things are different in person vs. online
tone cannot be understood.
certain things are left out , we can hide our emotions
a buffer for things, easy to makes things into excuses.
Social Information Processing Theory:
how people use information they receive from other via email, txt etc to develop a relationship.
(professional, romantic, friendship etc.)
Mediated Richness Theory:
Identified the richness of a communication channel using four criteria:
1.The amount of feedback that the communicators can receive.
2.The number of cues that the channel can convey and that can be interpreted by a receiver. 3. The variety of language that the communicators use.
4. The potential for expressing emotions and feelings.
Applying the Research:
You can a develop rich , satisfying interpersonal relationships with people online as well as during face t
face conversations over time.
Even is you cannot see or hear the person, you can detect relationship cues.
Hyper personal communication is facilitated by using a computer to establish relationships. This gives you
the ability to more consciously manipulate what you say about yourself.
Being other oriented.
Principles of Interpersonal Communication:
Connects is to others