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Face-to-face Talk is Preferred Rather Than Online Chats

by Rajashri on  October 11, 2009 at 9:55 AM Lifestyle News   - G J E 4
 Face-to-face Talk is Preferred Rather Than Online Chats
A new study says that despite the popularity of social networking websites, most people give preference to face-to-face talks.
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The UniSA study, which compared word-of-mouth discussions about entertainment with chatting about them online, found most prefer to exchange views in person or over the phone.

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Deakin University communications and social media lecturer Ross Monaghan said the preference stretched beyond these topics, reports The Courier Mail.

"Online technology involves a lot of time shifting," he said.

"You can write someone a message, but if they're busy they can just come back to it later," the expert added.

UniSA's Ehrenberg-Bass Institute research associate Cathy Nguyen said the study, which surveyed 383 people, found 85 per cent preferred speaking to someone using "traditional" communication methods.

Source: ANI
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