January 16, 2019 =========
☆ environment 環境
I read an interesting thesis recently about the differences in communication in an offline environment and an online environment. In the online environment, the participants were more likely to misunderstand each other, and were also less likely to support each other, compared to the same situation in an offline or face to face environment.
In an online environment, the participants were more opiniated, didn’t use humor, and disagreed more with each other than they did offline.
Based on this, it seems like we should really just use our smart phones for calling friends to meet up face to face, and leave the online environment for funny cat videos!!
What do you think of this research? Do you agree that there is a big difference between online and offline environments when it comes to communication?