Posted by mair on July 28, 2002, at 11:14:23
In reply to 3D world vs babble world, posted by tabitha on July 28, 2002, at 5:03:18
> -" if you say something to someone, and they don't respond...
> -->3d life: would be incredibly rude
> -->babbling: happens all the time, probably means nothing"
Maybe in babble world it means nothing to the person who doesn't respond but I don't think it means nothing to the poster. A lot of people have complained here about feeling invisible, and it's always pretty aggravating when someone solicits support (starts a thread) and doesn't acknowledge the advice or support offered.
> - having an unknown number of anonymous lurkers listening to conversations....
> --> 3d life: would be incredibly creepy
> --> babbling: doesn't seem to matter that much
> - remembering relationships and conversations...
> --> is hard to do exactly
> --> it's all there in the archives, just look
It's tough though to work your way through alot of archives.
> - socially anxious people...
> --> get tongue-tied and sweaty in social situations
> --> feel safer
Absolutely true I think
> - appearance...
> --> makes a huge difference
> --> totally removed from the equation
> - conversations last for
> --> minutes or hours
> --> days on end, a luxury of time
When the conversation is a little poisonous, I'm not sure time is a luxury or a curse.