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Modes of Communicating

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An example of Online communicating that I feel I use the most is Email. I have a bunch of email address all used for different purposes. I use email to keep in contact with a few family members such as my grandpa and cousin. But having an email address is almost necessary in everyday life. I needed an email in order to complete a number of assignments for this class. In order to sign up for this website Scoopit.com I needed a valid email address. Because one needs an email to sign up for websites and such, I have created many email accounts so I can have a “junk” email address and a personal one. For school I have my given address but for stores and online shopping I have a Yahoo account, and for my personal email I created a Gmail account.

As for mobile modes of communication there is texting. Texting seems to be the chosen way of communicating through mobile phones. It is much faster than email, and less personal then a phone call. One can prepare there text and change it as many times as they feel needed before sending it out. This eliminates the awkwardness of a phone call. Texting makes it easier to have a private conversation with someone who might be in a public place; no one can hear your response.

As for face-to-face communication thought computers, a perfect example would be using Skype or Ichat. Here one can be face to face with another but still using the computer to communicate. Using one of these video cams, one can talk and send texts through these applications. By using Skype or Ichat the interaction becomes somewhat more personal but at the same time you are not interacting face to face literally. I feel these are perfect examples of face to face communication through the computer.

 

Resources

Quan-Hoose article

 

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Informal CMC

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As an example of informal communication would be again my Facebook profile. Here I can express myself anyway I would like. No one cares if I make a post on my friends wall and don’t use proper grammar or language. On Facebook I am allowed to express myself anyway I would like without be judged as much as if I used LinkedIn. I choose what pictures I put up, and what comments I make or which stay on my wall. There is no set agenda for Facebook, one can use it for whatever they want. Share pictures with friends and family, catch up with old high school friends, or just read other peoples posts. Facebook can be used for whatever one likes. No one is going to read my Facebook wall and grade me on how I communicate or the grammar I use. Here we can use language that is comfortable to use which might not be appropriate for everyone but is appropriate for the person it is intended to be.

 

Resources

Hrastinski article

 

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Networking

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Networking has become extremely popular and just as important in the past few years. Twitter is one of the most popular sites that is an example if networking. Twitter can be used to network with friends, and others such a celebrities. By signing up for twitter I was able to connect with friends from other schools as well as news stations, sports updates, and many more. Twitter made it simple to post a link to anything I want and share it with all my “followers”. Networking allowed classmates to connect over a common interest (Boyd and Elison). For example I was able to connect with one of my groups in another class by using Twitter. A fellow group member posted a link to a YouTube video that was part of our speech. By using Twitter we were all able to get the link and watch the video and approve it for our speech. Twitter allows people with the same interests to communicate with each other, and share other common interests. An example of using Twitter to share common causes, is the hash tag #OWS. By using this hash tag Twitter users are able to communicate with fellow followers and activist in the Occupy Wall Street movement.

 

Resources

- Boyd & Ellison article

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Identity development

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Here is a link to my Facebook profile, which I feel and I perfect example of identity development. The purpose of Facebook is to build an online profile of one to share with other such as friends, family, and make new friends. Here on Facebook one can tell as much about them or as little as they would like. One can develop a sense of online identity where they can express their true self, or can be whoever they want to be. But with Facebook it is known that one will express their authentic self to other Facebook users. With privacy settings, one is allowed to be as authentic as they would like without sharing their personal information with every user of Facebook. With Facebook users, one is expecting to meet the same person on their profile as would they in person. Self-presentation and self-disclosure processes are important aspects of relational development in offline settings (Taylor & Altman, 1987). With Facebook one is allowed to express one’s self-more openly and feel more comfortable about themselves because it is not a face-to-face interaction. One can filter out certain personal issues by connecting with people through Facebook giving the ability to control self-presentation. Same with making a Facebook page one has the ability to control their self-presentation to others, and image management.

 

Resouces

- Elison, Heino, Gibbs article

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CMC Language

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For CMC language I used a discussion that my group and I participated in to try and meet up for the first time. CMC language varies with the situation at hand. Here my group and I were trying to meet up by using only Blackboard internal mail, and only had a short amount of time to do so. We sent emails back in forth, that wouldn’t be considered to be the right format for an email or proper language. We didn’t address it to anyone and not signature was at the end. We were trying to communicate as fast as possible in the short amount of time we had. CMC language will always vary with the situation at hand. In the Herring article he expresses CMC language in which its individually, mimics spoken speech, and is chosen to eliminate as much time as possible. Our emails between each group member is a perfect example of trying to use language to eliminate as much time as possible and communicate in a fast but efficient manner.

 

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Herring

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Formal CMC

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The example I used for formal computer mediated communication was my personal blog, and my LinkedIn account. My personal blog was where I posted my work assignment for this class and had to use proper grammar and appropriate language acceptable for an assignment. My personal blogs were to be handed in on time and were graded by my professor. My personal blogs meet the criteria for a formal way of computer mediated communication that is explained in the reading by Hrastinski. Another example of formal CMC, is my LinkedIn account. LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional networking site. This is the Facebook of the business world, here one can connect with others in the business world and broaden their network in order to obtain the job of their choice. With a LinkedIn profile one is supposed to be as professional as possibly in order to give off the right impression to a fellow LinkedIn user. For that user could be your next employee or even boss. With my LinkedIn account I created a new email address in order to be more professional. I feel my personal blog and LinkedIn account are perfect examples of formal CMC.

 

http://www.linkedin.com/home?trk=guest_home_login

 

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Hrastinski article

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Filtering/Curating

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Google and Twitter are both perfect example of filtering and curating. The purpose of Google is the help a user’s search the internet for a specific subject or just search anything they want. Google takes the keywords that you type into the search bar, and goes through its data base to pull up the most relevant information or a link to a website that will help you find whatever you are looking for. Google works by typing into the search bar your certain topic , and usually within a few seconds new resources appear. For example if I type in the meaning of Computer Mediated Communication into Google, many different websites will pop up all related to CMC. Twitter is very similar but different to Google in many ways. Yes Twitter is another example of filtering, but is different in the way it works. Using Twitter one can search for certain subjects by using # (hash tags). This allows one to see every post that was posted using that specific hash tag. This is very useful for a lot of people. An example of this is that in class we posted many links using twitter, and was able to find them weeks later by just clicking or searching for our specific class hash tag (UACMC). I feel these examples relate directly to the reading, by the use of filtering and curating through Google and Twitter.

 

Resouces

Masullo-Chen blog post, Gorman article

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Community Building

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These URLs here is a perfect example of community building. The University at Albany put together a festival in the Fall for all students to attend as well as Alumni. Through this link to Fallbany on the University website, one can use FaceBook to reach out to others, who might be interested. SUNY Albany is trying to build a community within all the students who attend school as well as those who have graduated. Social Media websites such as FaceBook and Twitter, allow people to inform others about this event. During class I Tweeted the link to the Fallbany homepage, hoping my “followers” who attend Albany would see it and chose to go. And yes I did attend Fallbany and it was a great time. While attending Fallabany I was introduced to many alumni who are now in the next chapter of their lives, and gave me a lot of advice about post-graduation. Here I made ties with people who I probably would have never met if I didn’t attend Fallbany. Now I am friends with a few of these alumni, and this is a perfect example of online and offline networks blending. I was able to build my social capital by friending these few alumni’s. My resources have expanded, and I plan on contacting a few of these new found friends after I graduate in May.

 

Resources

Ellison, Steinfeld, Camp article

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