October 1996

Root Page of Article: Feeling Between the Lines, by Joyce Menges


There is communication in the sychronous environments of cyberspace that goes beyond the mere words of conversation. But why is that significant? On the eve of an age when these exchanges promise to become commonplace in our global culture, gaining an understanding of, and a greater capacity for expressing and perceiving extraverbal communication is practical for all who use computer mediated communication to recreate and to work. Charged with providing support services at a distance via the text-based synchronous environments of the internet, this capacity is of paramount importance. This effort has, hopefully, begun the journey toward that understanding and capacity. --

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