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This salute is rather lukewarm. It's hard to say why. But that doesn't mean that subtlety is absent.
Chay to the visual wonders of avatars, and especially animated avatars, we can don any picture that conveys our hello. It's almost as if you are telepathically connecting your mind to the recipient of your whisper. This can ificantly affect how whispering is perceived.
Stepping out of cyberspace anonymity like sharing photos is almost always interpreted as a gesture of friendship and intimacy. Could we think "Hi Lucy! As the simplest example, let's explore the vicissitudes of saying "hello. Because no one else will hear the sound, the greeting is a truly private, intimate experience.
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Actions Speak Louder Maybe Lucy also has a cat greeting for us! Caps, an exclamation point Other Palatians would probably interpret our "Hi Lucy!
The enthusiasm chaf is a bit different that simply using exclamation points. The emotion and meaning we convey in our graphical greeting is limited only by our imagination.
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For that very reason, our "Hi Lucy! People might think that we simply mistyped, don't understand how to use Palace commands, or deliberately are trying to under-emphasize our greeting to Lucy by playing our cards close to our chest. She can hear our actual voice and any emotional expression we desire to put into it, just as in girl chatline life. The very electric-looking spikey has a more visceral chat.
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For a slightly different interpersonal effect, we chat use a "spikey" - also known as an "excited balloon. Wives chat with teens chat environments have the option of sending a message to someone that other users cannot see. For quite some time in many chat environments, this affection has been expressed by the use of brackets or parentheses that "hug" the name of the fellow user.
When you whisper, everyone else's avatar fades into grey while just you and the recipient of your message remain in bold, living color - as if the whole world has dropped away, leaving just the two of you.
See also in The Psychology of Cyberspace:. We can wave, turn a cartwheel, slip her a high-five, clasp our hands over our head Whispering "Hi Lucy" is a of intimacy, something shared just between friends.
If we so desire, we can actually SAY hello to Lucy. It's perfectly appropriate as a polite greeting to strangers and casual acquaintances, but for hii friend it's a week gesture.
We can wave, ni a cartwheel, slip her a high-five, clasp our hands over our head Tinkering with Text Balloons To answer that question, let's travel to teen chat line Palace - a social chat community on the web that combines typed-text communication with graphics and sound. And at the Palace you also are located within the visual space of a room, which is absent in text-only chat.
A "thought balloon" greeting also is rare because it doesn't have an equivalent in the real world. First of all, without even one exclamation point, or caps, there's very little evidence of enthusiasm.
As hii as she has them in her Palace sound folder, she and we will hear our greetings loud and clear when we type the appropriate command. People might think that we simply mistyped, don't understand how to use Palace commands, or deliberately are trying to under-emphasize our greeting to Lucy by playing our cards close to our chest.
Speak to Me! Lucy most likely will know that we ran to her, but in a crowded room other people probably won't notice this.
This salute is rather lukewarm. It also will be quickly noticed by other users.
It's a bit secretive, as if you don't particularly want anyone else to know that you're saying hello. It's a more subtle, private, even secretive way to express our hello.