Nature of social interaction
Social interaction is reciprocated influences which groups and individuals have on each other in their effort to solve issues as well as straining towards their goals. There are two types of social interaction, which are structured and unstructured. Structured is whereby social interaction is conducted by formerly established expectations and definitions, owing either to an understanding with the other individual among friend and families or to familiarity of the others formal point. For instance, as between judge and lawyer during court proceedings. On the other hand, unstructured social interaction is short of previous expectations and should be clear as required in the middle of the action. Even though at a suggestion of close relationship are extremely structured even those that are most familiar friends and partners remain proficient of novel and unpredictable responses in associations. In fact the most interesting associates and trends are those who broadly improvise. In this case, a special interaction can be seen as partly guided by pre-established expectations and rules as well as partly interpretive, improvisational, and inventive (Bailenson, 2005).
Consequences for the social structure
With the propagation of technologies which are capable of overcoming the hindrances of space and time, such as cars, internet and airplane, one can think that such tools can be used to get an understanding of different cultures, meet individuals worldwide, strengthen and maintain associations, communicate efficiently with others as well as help people become more socially skillful. Nevertheless, some other technological development make individuals to be distracted, isolated and overly stressed. Most people are engaged in numerous associations through technology, however, sometimes the number of these relationships leaves a person feeling qualitatively blank. Apparently, technology has a profound impact towards what it is meant by being social. Therefore, we are in a position in history whereby only a few individuals have given critical thought towards, new social practicalities formed by technology as well as what those practicalities mean for the person and society at large (Cappella & Panalp, 2009).
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Cappella, J., & Panalp, S.(2009). Talk and silence sequences in informal conversations: III. Interspeaker influence, Human Communication Research, 7, 117-132.