Naturally, in online interactions, these particular nonverbal cues are not present, so other strategies are developed.
On the Internet, factors such as word choice, frequency of communication, emoticons, etc., provide clues to the nature of a relationship and help people to develop friendships.
Communication, today, has improved by leaps and bounds.
It is easy to connect with any person anywhere on the globe, provided he has the requisite technological equipment.
Joseph Walther was honored with the Woolbert Award in 2009 by the National Communication Association for his research titled 'Computer Mediated Communication: Impersonal, Interpersonal and Hyperpersonal Interaction'.
Unlike some theories that are rooted in other theoretical perspectives from various fields of study, SIP was conceptualized, in part, by addressing the shortcomings of other theories that addressed communication mediums.Assessment | Biopsychology | Comparative | Cognitive | Developmental | Language | Individual differences | Personality | Philosophy | Social | Methods | Statistics | Clinical | Educational | Industrial | Professional items | World psychology | Social psychology: Altruism · Attribution · Attitudes · Conformity · Discrimination · Groups · Interpersonal relations · Obedience · Prejudice · Norms · Perception · Index · Outline This article is about a theory that explains the nature of online interactions.For a discussion of the information processing that occurs in large-scale and typically networked groups, see Social information processing.According to this theory, people are motivated to develop interpersonal relationships regardless of the medium and will develop strategies for overcoming the apparent lack of nonverbal cues typically found in Internet-based communication.This theory contrasts other models that suggest computer-mediated communication leads to depersonalization.