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The communication path we as a culture and society have evolved into has led us to a new method of speaking to one another The introduction of online interaction has changed the way we speak interpret and understand people as a whole Online messaging methods such as E-mail AOL Instant Messenger and ICQ are just a few utilities that will allow us to talk electronically What really needs to be questioned is if the Internet is the best form of communication Electronic communication also known as computer-mediated communication CMC is not only amazingly convenient but something you can receive immediate gratification from Despite the convenience there are many features that are lost in the transfer of messages Nonverbal communication is the key component that is filtered through the wires when speaking electronically The majority of the communication you do when speaking to someone in front of you is nonverbal Actually approximately fifty five percent of the interaction you have with one another is in fact nonverbalFletcher When you speak to someone verbally you might send a whole array of nonverbal actions that helps the opposite party to decode your message appropriately Non-verbal communication is defined as behaviors attributes or objects except words that communicate messages that have social meaning Seiler G-6 These include your tone such as raising your voice if you are excited or speaking softly if you are upset or disappointed Nonverbal references extend to the way you move your eyes hold your posture move your hands and so on It is easier to determine the emotions and interpretation of your communicator by watching the expressions that are delivered You now most likely realize why Internet communication may pose a slight problem Even though non-verbal messages are limited with online talking that doesnt mean that they are nonexistent Electronic conversations opened up a whole new window of non-verbal actions that can be easily deceiving but are clues to an easier interpretation of a
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