The Emotional Aspects of Computer-Mediated Communication in Human Relationships

Betty Eziakor


At the core of communication is the sharing and exchange of information. In contemporary age, media of communication have various forms and states, especially the network medium. Computer Mediated Communication (CMC) which provide a new medium to human communication, is a powerful tool that has changed the ways of people’s daily life, work, and learning. CMC is a generic term now commonly used to describe text-based and visually interactive communication by means of computers and networks, it has transformed social and cultural interactions by continuously defining and redefining digital communities’ identities, relationships and their commonalities. This article reviews the language-based strategies that computer-mediated communication (CMC) users employ to transmit emotions in the absence of nonverbal cues.

Keywords: Computer mediated communication, emotions, non-verbal, language

DOI: 10.7176/NMMC/101-06

Publication date: June 30th 2022

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