Analyze a relationship that either began or was maintained via the internet. Is the relationship different from those that allow you to interact face to face? Do you agree that computer-mediated communication can breed hyper-personal communication? When online, what kinds of message cues do you rely on to judge interpersonal relationship potential and quality?
Journal 4: My Friend and I
Choose one friend who is different from you. Describe a situation or situations in which you experienced the dialectics discussed in the textbook. (Hint: Think of the ways in which the two of you are both similar and different – age, gender, background, interests, personality, & so on. Think of the ways your relationship has both changed and stayed the same – attitudes, experiences, interests, & so on.)