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Visualizing Communication Without A Face-to-Face Meeting…Meet Karrie G. Karahalios

by dballard on January 27, 2010

In a previous post, I talked about Communication –Communication – Communication, a key element for keeping children safe in a digital world. However, don’t confuse the later post with listen –listen – listen.

Moreover, just when you thought I couldn’t take this any further, The CyberHood Watch partners, Dave & Bill, interview Karrie G. Karahalios on CHWradio, just as I stated I would in yesterday’s post about Martin Varsavsky’s comment, “The Real Time Web Makes Your Life Safer.”

Karrie G. Karahalios

Who better to tie it all together from handshaking to telegraph to telephone to television to Web 2.0 than Assistant Professor Karrie G Karahalios at Siebel Center for Computer Science? We shared an hour talking with Karrie, about how to visualize communication from many new perspectives, its origin being face-to-face.

Three themes Karrie points out regarding people communicating in a network environment:

  • The dynamics of people in a social network and the characteristics of people with social networks
  • The dynamics of conversation whether online or face-to-face
  • Technology devices to communicate better

Everything follows face-to-face communication. It seems as far back as 1800 BC the handshake has been a form of face-to-face communication.

Early Communication

Fast forward to the present and we still communicate through a handshake, which now extends to the keyboard. Karrie wants to build new ways of communication by thinking outside the (PC) box as well as the box itself.

The simple fact of placing audio and video tracks in a certain sequence can affect the perceived value of trust with the individual in the video.  If you are a perceptive politician you will be mindful of the small details, like making sure you audio and video are perfectly synced.  Video following audio is annoying, however; video proceeding audio spurns distrust. Trust is the key in th

e different types of communication. Do you think, just maybe, some of the political ads incorporated these tactics?

The crowdsourcing process in eight steps.

Image via Wikipedia

Karrie shared with our listeners the new and exciting phenomenon of “crowd sourcing” with social media sites such as Twitter…The “mood barometer” of the people. Having a finger on the mood (more powerful than a pulse) of the people in real time raises several concerns in my mind; however, under the right finger it could affect positive changes…Great topic for another show.

Here is an action request…About a third of the way into the interview; Karrie Karahalios shared with our listeners’ available software their team created, which is at no cost, but only compatible with Mac OS10. It may or may not be something you can use; however, if it is…What a treasure for you!


There is so much Karrie shared with our listeners and it is accessible for download to listen to Karrie’s interview at your convenience. Discover the “Visiphone”, and how you might begin to visualize communication when you are not face-to-face with someone.

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