In response to one of Derek's posts, I completely agree with the fact that emotion is completely restricted when conversing with others online. Although some people may consider it a great means of communication, instant messangers and other ways of communicating online can be quite frustrating because you are unable to see nonverbal cues which are specifically directed toward different emotions. Online discourse is seen as a great way of communicating for certain individuals, but people need to step back and take a look at how uncertain it really is. Communicating with people face to face is by far the best way to interact with people instead of relying so much on the internet. For instance, it is even starting to effect large corporations, replacing conference meetings which could actually create miscommunication for unnecessary reasons.