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  • . Describe current studies on gender roles in CMCNaomi S. BaronJoe WaltherSusan Herring
  • 1. Would you typically consider yourself a frequent texter (Send approx. 15-20+ texts daily)
  • 1. Would you typically consider yourself a frequent texter (Send approx. 15-20+ texts daily)
  • Would you typically consider yourself a frequent texter (Send approx. 15-20+ texts daily)Who do you text most frequently? 1 = most frequently 6 = less frequentlyGirls ranked Siblings/Other family members slightly higher
  • FOR “OTHER:Girls: Depends on content, person, how well you know the person.Men: Sporadic
  • Girls: Depends on content, person, how well you know the person.Men: Sporadic
  • Girls: Depends on content, person, how well you know the person.Men: Sporadic
  • Girls: Depends on content, person, how well you know the person.Men: Sporadic
  • Girls: Depends on content, person, how well you know the person.Men: Sporadic
  • Girls: Depends on content, person, how well you know the person.Men: Sporadic
  • Girls: Depends on content, person, how well you know the person.Men: Sporadic
  • Girls: Depends on content, person, how well you know the person.Men: Sporadic
  • 1. Would you typically consider yourself a frequent texter (Send approx. 15-20+ texts daily)
  • 1. Would you typically consider yourself a frequent texter (Send approx. 15-20+ texts daily)

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  • 1. + Gender Differences in Asynchronous Computer- Mediated Communication
  • 2. + Overview  Texting Frequencies  Texting Styles  Formalities and Expectations  Texting Personalities  LOL vs. Haha vs. Hahaha
  • 3. + Survey Overview• 93 people surveyed • 42% Male • 58% Female• Ages Surveyed • 20% 18-20 yrs old • 70% 21-23 yrs old • 8% 24-26 yrs old • 2% 27+ yrs old• Do you have a texting service? (And use it?) • 100% said YES.
  • 4. + How often do you text? TextingFrequencies Who do you text the most? Who texts the most?
  • 5. + Texting Frequencies Are you a Frequent Texter?  77% Men said YES  85% Women said YES
  • 6. + Texting Frequencies GUYS: Who do you text the most?  Significant other/Crush • 47.37% ranked as #1 • 50% ranked as #1  Close Friends 36.84% ranked as #2  Parents • 31.58% ranked as #3  Siblings/Other family members • TIE: 23% ranked as #4 & #5 21% ranked as #3  Acquaintances • 36.84% ranked as #5  Co-workers/Boss • 47.37% ranked as #6
  • 7. + Texting Frequencies GIRLS: Who do you text the most?  Significant other/Crush • 48.08% ranked as #1 • 42.31% ranked as #1  Close Friends 36.54% ranked as #2  Parents • 34.62% ranked as #3  Siblings/Other family members • 28.85% ranked as #4 26.92% ranked as #3  Acquaintances • 44.23% ranked as #5  Co-workers/Boss • 63.46% ranked as #6
  • 8. + How often do you use  or ;) or <3 ? Texting Styles Are you short, sweet, an d to the point in your texts? Is there a difference between men and women?
  • 9. + Texting Styles MEN WOMEN“Short, sweet, concise, in formative, to the point. Formal endings not 69% 61% necessary.” “Long, emotional, conv ersational. Usually 31% more formal ending to 28% conversation.” “Other” 3% 7%
  • 10. + Emoticon Use MEN WOMEN All of the time 10% 17% Often 18% 48% Sometimes 31% 28% Rarely 33% 7% Never 8% 0%
  • 11. + Creative CaPiTaLiZaTiOn Use MEN WOMEN All of the time 8% 9% Often 0% 15% Sometimes 41% 39% Rarely 36% 30% Never 15% 7%
  • 12. + Line Breaking Use MEN WOMEN All of the time 8% 6% Often 8% 9% Sometimes 15% 15% Rarely 15% 35% Never 54% 35%
  • 13. + Excessive Punctuation??????!!!!??! MEN WOMEN All of the time 3% 7% Often 21% 26% Sometimes 31% 26% Rarely 21% 30% Never 26% 11%
  • 14. + Spelling Variations and Abbreviations MEN WOMEN All of the time 5% 7% Often 15% 19% Sometimes 36% 33% Rarely 31% 28% Never 13% 13%
  • 15. + Proper Grammar, Spelling, and Punctuation MEN WOMEN All of the time 31% 17% Often 31% 30% Sometimes 18% 43% Rarely 13% 7% Never 8% 4%
  • 16. + Do you formally end your texts conversations? Formalities and Do you expectExpectations people to text you back within a certain time? Is there a difference between men and women?
  • 17. + Which group would you be more likely to use proper grammar when texting? MEN WOMEN Co-Workers/Boss #1 #1 Parents Tie for #2 & #3 #2 Acquaintances #3 #2 Significant other/Crush Tie for #4 & #5 #5 #6 #6 Close Friends
  • 18. + How soon do you expect a response? MEN WOMEN“I never expect a response 13% 2% time” “Response times may depend on 98% different situations” 87%
  • 19. + How important is it to formally end text conversations? MEN WOMEN Always important 8% 6% Sometimes important 64% 77% Never important 28% 17%
  • 20. + What’s your texting personality? TextingPersonalities What texting personality to do perceive to be male? Female? Is there a difference between men and women?
  • 21. + Your Texting Personality MEN WOMEN Person A: Perfect grammar, spelling, punctuation. Rarely 14% 2% uses emoticons to express emotions. Person B: Mostly perfect grammar, spelling, punctuation.May rely on emoticons, spelling variations, punctuation and 59% 69% line breaks to express emotion. Person C: Rarely worries about proper grammar, spelling, punctuation. Often uses 16% 27%emoticons, spelling variations, punctuation and line breaks to express emotions. Person D: Rarely worries about proper 14% 8% grammar, spelling, punctuation. Rarely usesemoticons, spelling variations, punctuation and line breaks to express emotions.Person E: Rarely worries about proper grammar, spelling and 5% 4% punctuation. Exaggerates spelling variations, punctuations, emoticons, line breaks, to express emotions. Person F: Rarely worries about proper grammar. One to 0% 0% four word responses. May use line breaks, generally expressing one idea per text. No emoticons.
  • 22. + FEMALE Texting Personality MEN WOMEN Person A: Perfect grammar, spelling, punctuation. Rarely 6% 10% uses emoticons to express emotions. Person B: Mostly perfect grammar, spelling, punctuation.May rely on emoticons, spelling variations, punctuation and 33% 37% line breaks to express emotion. Person C: Rarely worries about proper grammar, spelling, punctuation. Often uses 50% 53%emoticons, spelling variations, punctuation and line breaks to express emotions. Person D: Rarely worries about proper 3% 2% grammar, spelling, punctuation. Rarely usesemoticons, spelling variations, punctuation and line breaks to express emotions.Person E: Rarely worries about proper grammar, spelling and 42% 27% punctuation. Exaggerates spelling variations, punctuations, emoticons, line breaks, to express emotions. Person F: Rarely worries about proper grammar. One to 3% 2% four word responses. May use line breaks, generally expressing one idea per text. No emoticons.
  • 23. + MALE Texting Personality MEN WOMEN Person A: Perfect grammar, spelling, punctuation. Rarely 28% 12% uses emoticons to express emotions. Person B: Mostly perfect grammar, spelling, punctuation.May rely on emoticons, spelling variations, punctuation and 28% 12% line breaks to express emotion. Person C: Rarely worries about proper grammar, spelling, punctuation. Often uses 3% 10%emoticons, spelling variations, punctuation and line breaks to express emotions. Person D: Rarely worries about proper 28% 50% grammar, spelling, punctuation. Rarely usesemoticons, spelling variations, punctuation and line breaks to express emotions.Person E: Rarely worries about proper grammar, spelling and 8% 0% punctuation. Exaggerates spelling variations, punctuations, emoticons, line breaks, to express emotions. Person F: Rarely worries about proper grammar. One to 53% 48% four word responses. May use line breaks, generally expressing one idea per text. No emoticons.
  • 24. + HAHAHAHA HAHAHAHH AHAHAHHA HAHA. That’s LOL vs. so funny. Haha vs. Lol. Lulz. That’s Hahaha hilarious. Is there a difference between the three?
  • 25. + Haha vs. LOL Is there a difference?  59% Men said YES  61% Women said YES
  • 26. + Haha vs. LOL Guys Say: LOL • Sarcastic, dumb, stupid, i mmature • Less genuine, meaningful • Girly/Moronic • Keeps mood light Haha • More realistic • More humorous • “For grownups” • May be more sarcastic
  • 27. + Haha vs. LOL Girls Say: LOL • Less sincere/personal • Lame/Awkward/Sarcastic/Iro nic • Playful • Annoying • “Athlete’s thing” • Hate it/never use it • Situational • “Inner laugh” Haha • When something is actually funny/kinda funny • Polite response • Filler • Not annoying • More personal • More sincere
  • 28. + Haha vs. Hahaha Is there a difference?  69% Men said YES  81% Women said YES
  • 29. + Haha vs. Hahaha Guys Say: • The more ha’s the funnier it is • Haha can be a placeholder/conve rsation filler/polite laughter
  • 30. + Haha vs. Hahaha Girls Say: • The more ha’s, the funnier it is • Too many ha’s = sarcasm • Haha can be sarcastic