Does chat sometimes inhibit communication?

| February 14, 2011

The readings that we’ve read on chat in SCMC mainly states that it gives the silent students a voice and enables those quieter students to participate more than they normally would.  However, this video demonstrates how sometimes chat might actually cause us to be more timid in our communication–perhaps because we’re not able to take into consideration body language and facial expressions.  At any rate, I thought that this little video is fitting for Valentine’s Day, and it also makes me wonder how much we do hold back when chatting?  What do you all think?