Unformatted text preview: message back. Subjects were asked their stances on abortion, and then monitored to see if they would post messages communicating their stances. Only 28 participants of the 126 who had a clear cut side on the prochoice /prolife pretest who posted messages. The initial believed climate of opinion offline did not change willingness to communicate opinions. This relates to a community work/career because the online community is growing and the amount of time spent online needs to be understood. This study sees whether or not communication theory used in face to face as well as traditional media will prove effective in the online world as well. This relates to the intrapersonal level of communication because the subjects are tested to see if they will communicate their own opinions based on how they perceive and interpret the environment around them....
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- Spring '12
- online forums, Silence theory states, prochoice /prolife pretest, online forum experience, online forum people