Walther's Social Information Processing Theory

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Two features that support Walthers theory are verbal cues and extended time. Verbal cues support Walthers theory because the way someone communicates through networking or text message can define whom a person is and how they think. If someone used certain words such as fail language and talks badly about another person, he or she may not want to associate himself or herself with that person. Verbal cues through texting also help people get to known one another better. Walther suggest that people can express themselves the same way though CMC without needing any nonverbal cues. Extended time supports Walthers theory because if someone communicates with a person through the Internet this takes a much longer time to have a conversation …show more content…
Walther was correct about not needing nonverbal cues to connect with someone new by using extended time in a friendship which helps evolve over text based messages. However, Joe and I didn’t meet online or through dating websites but we met through a friend over text messages. We communicated more throughout the day because out conversations took longer than face to face communicate. I felt like we were always communicating with one another but that is because of the term Walther used extended time. Social information processing theory fits my real life scenario because people who meet online or through text based messages can gain a …show more content…
Factors that Lead to Online Dating conducted by Tanya Kang and Lindsay H. Hoffman, which asked why and who people engaged in online dating. The two important factors were found out during the study are that people who use large amount of task and time on the internet are more likely to use online dating, and people that easily trust another person don’t partake in online dating. The researcher engages in six different hypotheses that involve six different variables. Hypothesis 1 involve the way a person trust someone online, Hypothesis 2 involve the sex of the participants, Hypothesis 3 involve the large amount a time a person uses the interest for certain tasks, Hypothesis 4 age of the participants, Hypothesis 5 the participants education level, Hypothesis 6 how reliable the internet can be to the

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