Seeing the strange in the familiar

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Seeing the strange in the familiar

Instant messaging has become an increasingly popular medium of communication since the rise of the World Wide Web in the early 90s. Beginning as simple graphic user interface based messaging systems, instant messenger applications now include many other interactive features.

Though frequent users of instant messengers tend not to question their usage of this platform as a method of communication, one may wonder why this is so. Instant messaging, in retrospect, is actually a fairly strange idea.

One of the strangest facets of instant messaging that users do not think to question is the ability of people to engage in more than one distinct conversation at a time.

Prior to instant messaging, there was no form of communication that allowed for this sort of conversational multitasking. This is the equivalent of maintaining three different conversations with three different friends, who are arranged around you in a triangle and speaking simultaneously about completely unrelated topics.

This sounds like an odd idea, however, this is common amongst instant messenger users. Over the phone, for example, there is only one topic of discussion at a given moment. Replying with a generic answer or simply laughing at everything that the other party says could lead to awkward silences and frustrated conversational partners.

This, however, is not the case when using instant messengers. Much less awkwardness exists when users can hide behind their computer screens. Another peculiar characteristic of instant messaging that users do not often question is the impersonal nature of instant messengers. This is shown by the difficulty that instant messenger users have when attempting to express emotion within their instant messaging conversations.

In other forms of real-time communication, emotion is easily conveyed. When using instant messengers, however, this is not the case. Users are forced to show their emotion through text alone.

Seeing the strange in the familiar

This can become a difficult matter when one factors in the misinterpretations that can occur. The impersonal nature of instant messengers allow for an event like this to occur. If any event is examined for its oddities, it will inevitably seem strange. Instant messaging is not as strange as the preceding paragraphs would have you believe.

Of course it seems odd when compared to traditional methods of communication, but so do all innovations when compared to their predecessors. By providing a platform on which users can have multiple conversations at once, instant messengers allow users to keep in contact with a greater number of people than most other forms of communication.

Also, instant messaging allows multitasking and bas been adopted into the professional environment. Overall, instant messaging has revolutionized the way in which we communicate, personally and professionally.This is the process of making the familiar strange we identified previously as central to supervision.

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