Safety Essay

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Running head: VARYING DEFINITIONS OF ONLINE COMMUNICATION
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Varying Definitions of Online Communication and Their Effects on Relationship Research Elizabeth L. Angeli
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This paper explores four published articles that report on results from research conducted on online (Internet) and offline (non-Internet) relationships and their relationship to computer-mediated communication (CMC). The articles, however, vary in their definitions and uses of CMC. Butler and Kraut (2002) suggest that face-to-face (FtF) interactions are more effective than CMC, defined and used as “email,” in creating feelings of closeness or intimacy. Other articles define CMC differently and, therefore, offer different results. This paper examines Cummings, Butler, and Kraut’s (2002)

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