The word conversation has many uses today. It is probably connoting more than what we can do face-to-face. The interconnected nature of social media provides the potential for new meanings to the term conversation.
My concern is that the important features of face-to-face meetings, including gesture and unseen, unspoken intuitive "intelligence" are lost in social media and may color the quality of true "conversation.
Thanks to Nicholas Aarin Koo and CNet
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