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What is synchronous communication?

Communication in real time
e.g. face to face or phonecall


What is asynchronous communication?

Communication with a delay
e.g. a letter or text


What is multi-modality?

Technological communication has both writing and speech features as well as more visuals


What is plasticity?

Webpages are not permanent and can be edited to stay appealing to their audiences


What is synchronicity?

Electronic devices have different degrees of synchronicity


What is an affordance?

Possibilities given by technological advances
e.g. talking to people in other countries through chat rooms


What is a constraint?

Things that we can't do through technology
e.g. see people face to face (it is made up through the use of emoticons)