Online Interpersonal Interactions Utilizing an Extremely Limited Communication Interface

Online Interpersonal Interactions Utilizing an Extremely Limited Communication Interface

Terri Toles Patkin (Eastern Connecticut State University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61520-863-0.ch013
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Abstract

This research examines the influence of a very limited communication interface on interactions within an online backgammon game context. The ways in which four factors controlled by the player (level of play, language selected, use of the preloaded chat interface, and game play) influence interaction are described. The ability of players to engage in impression management and express social presence within such a limited communication environment is considered in both positive and negative game contexts.

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