Chapter 11: Social Information Processing Theory

Your mission - which you must choose to accept - is to find someone you like online and get someone to like you. You are to accomplish this by reading and posting in the discussion forum "Let's see if SIP works!" These should all be anonymous posts so give yourself an online nickname and use it in your posts. You should not give out information which will "give away" who you are to your classmates. The discussion will run from 9/11 to 9/18.

On 9/18, you should come to class with the name of someone whom you feel you could be friends with and the reasons why.

On 9/18, be prepared to discuss:


In Blackboard you will find the article: When Online Meets Offline: The Effect of Modality Switching on Relational Communication by Artemio Ramirez Jr. & Shuangyue Zhang.


COM 512 Theories of Interpersonal Communication

Fall, 2012


"See, here we can learn about interpersonal communication!"

Dr. Marcia Dixson

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