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Social Information Processing Theory
Joseph Walther

INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION: RELATIONSHIP DEVELOPMENT


Based solely on the information available via online communication, parties who meet online can develop relationships that are just as close as those formed face-to-face—though it takes longer. Because online senders select, receivers magnify, channels promote, and feedback enhances favorable impressions, online communication may create hyperpersonal relationships. (Socio-psychological tradition)


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Social Information Processing Theory
Joseph Walther

INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION: RELATIONSHIP DEVELOPMENT


Based solely on the information available via online communication, parties who meet online can develop relationships that are just as close as those formed face-to-face—though it takes longer. Because online senders select, receivers magnify, channels promote, and feedback enhances favorable impressions, online communication may create hyperpersonal relationships. (Socio-psychological tradition)


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