It seems like a rare occurrence where I can actually delve deep into a conversation with someone here without it being interrupted by someone's blatant lack of basic communication skills. It makes sense that so many people here would lack social skills/communication skills because they don't do well socially outside of the internet so they retreat in non-social spaces and attempt to socialize there, yet still fail to efficiently communicate and socialize effectively. Or in other words, the way most people here socialize makes me cringe. Even just observing from afar, it's like they seldom interact with people in a productive way.
What do you think?
Most Helpful Girl
If you're sitting around waiting and expecting effective communication and proper socialization from the internet, I dare say, you'll be waiting around for quite some time. Many of the things required of someone to communicate and socialize in the non-internet sphere, do not apply to the internet.
For one, you're speaking to what amounts for the majority of the time, to total strangers in the sense you don't know their names, what they look like, their personalities, who they are, etc. Second, you cannot "understand the meaning" behind what is said in typed form. You can only guess, so one person may mean one thing and you interpret it another way because you don't know that person and how they meant it. Third, you cannot fall into an assumption that someone who you perceive to have poor social skills/communication is equally poor at it in real life; you know nothing about the people you're communicating with, and frankly some just don't care about 'the rules,' when they are online in the same way they can be more bold, or funnier, or weirder, or any number of things people in their real lives don't get to see because they feel more free online.2
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