With life pulling us left, right and sideways, it’s no wonder smartphones have become the ultimate human sidekicks, making our lives easier in so many ways.People all over the world use smartphones and apps for expedited communication and for interactive purposes such as playing games, listening to music, browsing, taking and sharing pictures and so on.
Compared with other participants, those who spoke on the phone more frequently with their participating friend reported greater bonding during audio chat.
Use of textual affiliation cues like emoticons, typed laughter, and excessive letter capitalization during IM related to increased bonding experience during IM.
The hope is that my two young daughters will read it some day, and become immune to these antics. All it takes is a witty remark or flirty jesting to make a girl smile and break down any defensive shields around her heart.
This is difficult to accomplish in person, because it requires very quick thinking and perfect timing.
Considerable research on computer-mediated communication has examined online communication between strangers, but little is known about the emotional experience of connectedness between friends in digital environments.