Sunday, April 27, 2008

Signing Messages

I think the process of signing your name at the bottom of messages on the Internet is becoming a thing of the past.

As technology improves we are becoming ever increasingly linked to our usernames in whatever we do. I look at Facebook, both with the conversation style message function and wall posts, it seems too redundant to sign your name at the bottom because your name and picture are already right beside whatever you type.

In Gmail, the conversation format usually hides everything but the new part of the conversation and therefore it is easy to differentiate each part of the conversation. Text messages, IMs, and tweets are received from people we know with their name and/or number already attached or programmed into our device.

Does this add to, take away from, or do nothing to the level of how personal communication is on the web?


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