Conversation FAQs:


Q: Is conversation interactive?

A: Yes, and communication between two or more people.

Q: Is conversation limited to a text?

A: Yes, and not allowing tone to be shown.

Q: Is conversation the kind of speech that happens informally?

A: Yes, and symmetrically, and for the purposes of establishing and maintaining social ties.

Q: Are conversations social interactions?

A: Yes, and therefore depend on social convention.

Q: Are conversations difficult to categorize?

A: Yes.

Q: Is conversation responses to what has previously been said?

A: Yes.

Q: Is conversation often used in the media, e.g?

A: Yes, talk shows such as William F. Buckley's Firing Line or the Dick Cavett Show.

Q: Is conversation generally face-to-face person-to-person at the same time – possibly online with video applications such as Skype?

A: Yes, but might also include audio-only phone calls.

Q: Is conversation discussion: sharing opinions on subjects that are thought of during the conversation?

A: Yes.

Q: Is conversation designed to convey information in order to help achieve an individual or group goal?

A: Yes.

Q: Is conversation increasingly deemed less important when people have already seen all the relevant news about the other person they have already shared online?

A: Yes.