Tweet My Paper FYS by soccerchikee7

When I first started my research paper I knew what I wanted to write about, but I did not know how to start it. My outline was a mess.

November 11, 2009, 9:17 pm - [1]

I had a general idea but I needed to focus the topic at hand. I sat in the library for 2 hours and I began to get frustrated.

November 11, 2009, 9:18 pm - [2]

My topic was to be about Interpersonal Communication and Relationships being affected by mediated communication. I thought it would be good.

November 11, 2009, 9:19 pm - [3]

Its good for me because I am also taking an Interpersonal Relationship class, so it is in my best interest to put what I've learned to use.

November 11, 2009, 9:20 pm - [4]

Then I remember all the readings that I had to read for that night class most had research I could use. This led me into the right direction

November 11, 2009, 9:22 pm - [5]

First, I started with my thesis statement. New Media is the new form of personal disclosure. People meet via internet before in person.

November 11, 2009, 9:23 pm - [6]

Therefore, Interpersonal Relationships are changing. Before talking about media, I decided to describe what interpersonal communication is.

November 11, 2009, 9:24 pm - [7]

Why do we communicate? For Physical, Social, Identity needs, and personal goals. As humans we cannot continue to live without communication.

November 11, 2009, 9:26 pm - [8]

Next is how we communicate. Then I described the Linear Communication Model and the Transactional Communication Model and the differences.

November 11, 2009, 9:27 pm - [9]

Body 4 was about interpersonal communication and what it is and what happens when technology gets involved. Is it good or bad to disclose?

November 11, 2009, 9:28 pm - [10]

Non-Verbal communication makes up 65% of a message, and most people dont know that. Body 6 talks about Non-Verbal messages in cyberspace.

November 11, 2009, 9:29 pm - [11]

Also within body 6 I talk about the use of emoticons :D and what they do to a message. I also talk about netiquette and whats ok to say.

November 11, 2009, 9:31 pm - [12]

Next is about Personal Relationships forming online. I have many studiesby Gergen, Schrader, and Gergen and one of my own to back this up.

November 11, 2009, 9:32 pm - [13]

But who has personal relationships online? Studies revealed more women do than men, but we dont know why. Motivational? Simply more women?

November 11, 2009, 9:33 pm - [14]

The real question is, is who is honest and who isnt? Are people real online or do they portray themselves as something they are not?

November 11, 2009, 9:35 pm - [15]

Lastly is my conclusion. Mediated Technology has changed the entire way we live and form relationships that we have with other humans.

November 11, 2009, 9:36 pm - [16]

As I am writing this "tweet my paper" I am not finished with my research paper. I am finding it a little hard to write the very last page.

November 11, 2009, 9:38 pm - [17]

However, today in class I asked about what I should do as far as interviewing somebody. My conclusion was to post on facebook and question.

November 11, 2009, 9:52 pm - [18]

The question I posed was "What is your opinion on forming interpersonal relationships online and Have you ever formed at least one online?"

November 12, 2009, 12:52 pm - [19]

One answer I recieved was from a friend who told me she met one of her closest friends on Yahoo! Answers. Her friend is from Nebraska.

November 12, 2009, 12:54 pm - [20]

Another response I got was about honesty and how you can never tell who is real. It is true unless you really know the person you can't tell

November 12, 2009, 12:56 pm - [21]

a response from a former coach of mine said this paper should be easy. He explained even he and I hardly ever talk except for on Facebook.

November 12, 2009, 12:57 pm - [22]

Meeting online is just like meeting someone shopping or going to a bar. Except online is more open and more broad, people have to be careful

November 12, 2009, 12:58 pm - [23]

The whole time I have been writing this paper I reflect on myself how I have used the internet to form interpersonal relationships.

November 12, 2009, 12:59 pm - [24]

I met my ex-boyfriend in person; his brother was one of my best friends. But our relationship formed a lot online, because we talked via IM,

November 12, 2009, 1:01 pm - [25]

Even just a month ago, I met another student in a class, but we became friends online. We hardly ever see each other except for once a week.

November 12, 2009, 1:02 pm - [26]

However, I have never met a compleete stranger online. I am against that. Personally, I have to at least know who they are for me to talk.

November 12, 2009, 1:03 pm - [27]

My parents divorced when I was 11. My dad used online-dating services and met his wife and have been together for 2 years.

November 12, 2009, 1:06 pm - [28]

It's not to say that people should not use dating services. It could help people if they are lonely. Just use caution and dont lie to people

November 12, 2009, 1:07 pm - [29]

My dad uses internet not only to reconnect with people, but he also uses it for his job. Blogspace, it is basically facebook for businesses.

November 12, 2009, 1:14 pm - [30]

He also runs discussion boards for the Bluecoats alumni association. This proves that the internet can help personally and professionally.

November 12, 2009, 1:17 pm - [31]

Overall, I would say that the internet has more positives than it does negatives. People just need to be smarter when they use the computer.

November 12, 2009, 8:44 pm - [32]

Although, at the same time people cannot get addicted to the internet. To me, its just wasting away the time you have on earth to enjoy life

November 12, 2009, 8:56 pm - [33]

Even if close relationships form online people need to make the effort to spend time together with fun activites, no matter the relationship

November 12, 2009, 8:58 pm - [34]

However, one form of mediated communication that I did not talk about very much was the use of cell phones and texting.

November 12, 2009, 9:04 pm - [35]

Texting is so popular, more so among young adults and teens. But this is an even easier and faster way to gain relationships.

November 12, 2009, 9:05 pm - [36]

Personally, I have made tons of relationships through just texting. It is faster, easier, and more convenient than the internet.

November 12, 2009, 9:11 pm - [37]

Texting is just like IM'ing. The use of emoticons is still the same. So is the ALL CAPS. The only difference is that you can be anythwere.

November 12, 2009, 9:12 pm - [38]

Currently, I am questioning myself on how to end this tweet paper - and my research paper for that matter. I have said most of what I wanted

November 12, 2009, 9:34 pm - [39]

As far as my multi-media presentation goes, I am clueless. I dont know how to incorporate interpersonal relationships to a presentation

November 12, 2009, 9:36 pm - [40]

I cant exactly make a video, or find a video. The only thing that I can use is a powerpoint and pictures.

November 12, 2009, 9:37 pm - [41]

I apologize now to those students who have to see anothr powerpoint instead of a cool looking video! I know Id rather see a video than a ppt

November 12, 2009, 9:37 pm - [42]

SO. In conclusion, I have covered all of my main points to this paper and have reflected on everything about this paper.

November 12, 2009, 9:42 pm - [43]

We need communication for physical, social, idenitity needs, and personal goals. I explained how we communicate through the linear models.

November 12, 2009, 9:43 pm - [44]

I have explained what interpersonal communication is. I have also emphasized non-verbal communication and its importance to communcation.

November 12, 2009, 9:44 pm - [45]

So to those of you who are reading this tweet paper, how many of you have formed close relationships online - friendly or romantic?

November 12, 2009, 9:44 pm - [46]
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