Communication through technologies

This kind of communication limits the sensory experience and psychological processes: communicative exchange takes place in a social vacuum in which the identity of those involved tends to disappear.

This creates the need to imagine, expect and give meaning to the other, which may not match the reality thought by the Other.

Today’s technology provides for the integration of textual communication with audio and video, however, these integrations will never allow for physical interaction.

The advantages of anonymity:

  • accommodates one’s reality
  • protects individuals through a low level of “social presence,”
  • avoids the risk of criticism or rejection
  • grants freedom of expression