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Mode of Communication: Face to Face

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Skype is a great tool for Face to Face communication. Skype bridges the gap of distance with friends and family. You could add the Skype app on anything that have Internet, I have Skype on my phone, ipod and laptop. Skype is a form of communication that is utilized when you are apart. With Skype you could use text, voice and video. Skype makes it simple for you to share life experiences with people that matter to you. With Skype you could learn a language, hold a meeting,work together.According to the article by Anabel Quan-Haase, Universty Students, local and distant social ties found that friends were the most important communication partners
in a student’s life. Face to Face communication has become a new phenomenon,
“ Duran et al. discovered that 49% of faculty believe e-mail has replaced
face-to-face (FtF) meetings,and that 41% believe they had fewer FtF meetings
with students.”

 

Overall, Skype is a way of “Social networking” you can add friends and call them through video or text. But with Skype you will not know whose friends with who or who you have been chatting with so it keeps it private.

 

Resources:

Anabel Quan-Haase

UNIVERSITY STUDENTS’ LOCAL AND

DISTANT SOCIAL TIES

Using andintegrating modes of communication on campus

http://publish.uwo.ca/~aquanhaa/ics_paper.pdf

 

 

Students’ Perceptions of E-Mail Interaction

During Student-Professor Advising Sessions:

The Pursuit of Interpersonal Goals

Melissa Taylor,Doreen Jowi,Howard Schreier,Dale Bertelsen

https://blackboard.albany.edu/bbcswebdav/courses/2119-ACOM-375-9281/CMC%20vs%20f2f%20university%20advisors.pdf

 

 

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Online mode of communication- Gmail

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An email sent to my professor on October 5, October 6 represents an online mode of
communication. Email is the most frequently used mode of communication to keep in touch with family and friends from far away. According to the studies written in this article the population reported that email was the most frequently used mode of communication with friends from far away (62 percent). In this case, I communicated with my professor regarding information about an assignment. When communicating with a professor you would not ask them for their phone numbers to text them. The same goes for a student who meets a another student, the student would not ask for an email address unless if they are working on a project.

 

One example given in Quan – Haase article is:

I don’t usually say: ‘Hey, what’s your email?’ Unless we become closer friends, but more it’s like if you are doing a project with someone, you’d say: ‘Here is my MSN, just send me a message tonight’.

 

Overall, in order to communicate with my professor the most proper mode to use is via email.

 

Resource:

AnabelQuan-Haase

UNIVERSITY
STUDENTS’ LOCAL ANDDISTANT SOCIAL TIES

Link: http://publish.uwo.ca/~aquanhaa/ics_paper.pdf

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Informal communication

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 Twitter is a form of informal communication. Informal conversations take place every day whether if it is with someone you know or a complete stranger. The conversations are generally brief and support social bonding and learning. Twitter is informal because it is unscheduled, users go on twitter and start a conversation at whatever time. Twitter is also interactive and users have the ability to choose whether or not to write.According to the Hrastiaski's article, “It has been recognized for many years that informal communication is an important part of effective work and thus vitally important in organizations(Kraut et al. 1990; Mintzberg 1973; Whittaker,Frohlich & Daly-Jones 1994).”Informal communication helps groups come together. For instance, during class we utilized Twitter as a form of researching on different topics. What we found turned out to surprise the class. I did not know that a social networking site
would be useful to do research. You could also "re tweet” your ideas and one of
your networks could reply. My Twitter page demonstrates how I use informal communication, through tweets with famiy and friends.

Resources:

Hrastinski

Exploring Informal and Formal Dimensions of Computer
Mediated Communication: Towards an Enhanced Model for Research and Practice

Link: http://is2.lse.ac.uk/asp/aspecis/20080188.pdf

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Networking

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My Twitter page is a way that I network and communicate with others. Twitter is an online social networking site where you could become informed of the latest news and information. You are able to locate streams of your interest and start a conversation. You could also tell your story within your Tweet. According to the reading by Boyd & Ellison, “We define social network sites as web-based services that allow individuals to (1) construct a public or semi-public profile within a bounded system, (2) articulate a list of other users with whom they share a connection, and (3) view and traverse their list of connections and those made by others within the system.” Twitter provides access to a range of friends that you could connect with. You could also look at your friends networks and connect with them as well. Others within your friend’s network could also connect with you and you could find those that have the same interest as yourself through #hash tags. This causes initiation of strangers.

 

My Twitter page shows how many friends I have connected with that I would have not known otherwise if it weren’t for Twitter. Twitter could also be used in a professional setting for developing a shared knowledge in the workplace or more intense interaction and relationship-building between various teams and with the corporate customer.

 

Resource:

Boyd & Ellison article

Social Network Sites: Definition, History,and Scholarship

 

Link: http://jcmc.indiana.edu/vol13/issue1/boyd.ellison.html

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Identity Development

Identity Development

 

My blog created for my computer mediated course is an example of identity development. Self-presentation and self-disclosure are an important aspect in the early stages of life. We are always interested in how others may convey us. We are perceived by our non verbal and verbal communication. For instance, when going on an interview the non verbal communication will be how we dress. When we speak an interviewer we try to utilize formal communication and a confident tone, to leave a good impression. Due to increase in social media, we now have to worry the same way about the content represented by our name on the internet.


The article Managing Impressions Online states, “online environments experience these same pressures and desires, but the greater control over self-presentational behavior in CMC allows individuals to manage their online interactions more strategically.” Our society is now becoming aware of the consequences that social networking may have. For instance, information posted on blogs and social media may haunt you in the future, therefore users have to be more careful of what they post because it may take a toll on their self-identity. According to Managing Impressions Online, “Due to the asynchronous nature of CMC, and the fact that CMC emphasizes verbal and linguistic cues over less controllable nonverbal communication cues, online self-presentation is more malleable and subject to self-censorship than face-to-face self-presentation (Walther, 1996)” The information that you may post on the internet may be misinterpreted, so we have to be cautious on what we write and how we write it.


In conclusion, in order to develop our identity, we need to be in control by managing what is posted online and that it correlates with how we want the world to perceive us.

 

Resources:
Managing Impressions Online: “Self-Presentation Processes in the Online Dating Environment
Elison, Heino, Gibbs article
Link: http://jcmc.indiana.edu/vol11/issue2/ellison.html 

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Mobile mode of Communication

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How we connect with social media has changed dramatically over the years. Now we could access just about anything through our mobile cell phone such as email, apps, and social networking sites. Our cell phones have caused this social change. On college
campus you are very likely to see students on their phone while walking to class, this is called the “connected mode”. Due to our technological advances we are able to expand our horizons and reach people from other areas of the world. According to the article, “Castells (2000), information and communication technologies of the 1980s and 1990s nourished a shift in social organization characterized by decentralized, flexible, network nodes based on shared interests rather than shared geographic space.”

 

I use my mobile phone to get on Facebook and stay connected with friends. With the Facebook application on my mobile phone, I could still have access to the same features as if I were to use my computer.

 

Resources:

Social Implications of Mobile Telephony:

The Rise of Personal Communication Society

Scott W. Campbell* and Yong Jin Park

http://www.yongjinpark.com/resources/mobile.pdf

 

 

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CMC language

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Twitter is a social network that utilizes cmc language. As Spitzberg explained in his article, “CMC interaction is expected to vary based on cultural, chronological, relational, environmental, and functional features.” I decided to utilize a link that was current so I used the hashtag of occupy walls street. This hash tag is very popular, and is used to share ideas and belief. They shared their attitude towards occupy Wall
Street. This hash tag became so popular that people around the world were all commenting. Hashtags are created to group  conversations into categories. What is great about twitter is that they encourage this CMC language. On the right panel of your twitter page you will see “Worldwide trends,” which is where you could see the top tweets, which most of them contain hash tags. Once you click on that hashtag you will be able to see all of the conversations that relate to that specific hash tag.

 

Resources:

Brian H. Spitzberg

Resource: Preliminary
Development of a Model and Measure of Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC)
Competence

Link: http://jcmc.indiana.edu/vol11/issue2/spitzberg.html

 

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Formal Communication

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The announcements on blackboard are form of formal communication. The communication is done in a “dressed up manner” as explained in the article by Hrastinski attached below. The messages sent from our professor through the announcements section on blackboard keeps me up to date with what we have to complete. Professor Yonkers creates a new announcement via Blackboard prior to the start of each class and then recites the announcements in a non-written form of formal communication at the beginning of class. When she is reciting the tasks that the students need to complete she fulfills some of the elements expressed in the Hrastinski
article. Some of the elements that professor Yonkers exhibited were maintain a distance from students, standing in front of the class; she speaks in a formal tone and addresses each student by their formal name.

Resources:

 

Hrastinski

Exploring Informal and Formal Dimensions of Computer
Mediated Communication: Towards an Enhanced Model for Research and Practice

Link: http://is2.lse.ac.uk/asp/aspecis/20080188.pdf

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Filtering and Currating

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Twitter is a form of filtering and curating. Throughout this semester we have been using a form of filtering called “hash tag(#)” via twitter. The link provided demonstrates all of the tweets that contain the hash tag “#uacmc”. The hash tag made it efficient to search information with the same topics. This particular hash tag was used by our class in order to create a learning community. The use of “hash tag” allowed our professor to see our progress throughout our class.

 

The Gorman clip has a video where the benefits of curating and filtering are expressed. An example given was a company called Storyful, which is a social media news tool. The video explained how a successful company, Storyful( http://storyful.com/)  keeps people up to date with what is going on in the world through filtering and curating. A plethora of companies use “Storyful” to curate and validate information. Moreover, this website utilizes curating and filtering in order to bring groups and individuals together to create a social group and establish a learning community. For instance, the website is user friendly and allows feedback regarding whether or not they feel that the source is legitimate. Filtering and currating will be our future and it will make computer mediated communication more efficient and feasible.

 

Resource:

Gorman article/clip

Link: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2011/04/social-media-curation-tool-separates-news-from-noise.html

 

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Community Building

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How UAlbany exhibits Community Building

 

The blog created during class is an example of community building. In class we had to analyze how our school demonstrates community within computer mediated systems. My research demonstrated that my school, UAlbany does play a huge role on Facebook and Twitter, in an effort to encourage students to become involved in various activities by giving back to the Albany community.


According to our reading by Ellison, “The Benefits of Facebook "Friends:" Social Capital and College Students' Use of Online Social Network Sites,” the first dimension of social capital is student’s willingness to support the community. The reading states that certain kinds of Facebook use can help students by “bridging social capital.” I agree with the research conducted. UAlbany sustainability group, created a Facebook to demonstrate to others how they give back to the community and how others could help too. Facebook helps spread the word of awareness and encourage those that may be shy to communicate face to face to find the opportunities to volunteer. Facebook provide a new way of community building because users could discuss issues or subjects that interest them. Community building through social networks is an effective way for UAlbany to bring students together.

 

Resource: Ellison, Steinfeld, Camp article

Link: http://jcmc.indiana.edu/vol12/issue4/ellison.html

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