Intro to Networked Collaboration

Social Exchange through networked space

MySpace, Facebook, and YouTube are all phenomenons because of the way they allow users to share information.  They allow people to cross over space and reach out to one another.  People who normally wouldn’t be able to reach another can now easily do this.  They also allow users to network over the site for their own purpose.  They can use their own personal space for connecting with family, meeting friends and companions, conducting business, or just sharing information to those who will take the time to read it.
The social exchange is affected because tonal inflections are absent, and a phrase that was intended for a certain audience might read differently to another audience.  Though lots of information is released through these pages, much is omitted as well.  (From the writer’s point of view.)  Many of us are not blessed with a writer’s hand to sufficiently express ourselves through writing.  Another way the social exchange is affected is by the language we have adapted to use online, in texts, and so on and so forth.  We speak (write) differently and find ourselves not saying as much as if we were in an actual verbal conversation.  Twitter is a perfect example of this.

March 3, 2008 Posted by | process, social networking | | 2 Comments