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Effective Computer-mediated Communication Using Hypertext: Introducing Expanding Hypertext--Are They Adventurous?
Unformatted Document Text:  Effective Computer-mediated Communication Using Hypertext 27 communication as the first step toward optimizing their communication experiences. The findings of this study can be utilized in practical settings. One example is for designing effective communication materials on the Internet. For those who are adventurous, it seems more beneficial to use different types of hypertexts than purely the scrolling text. It can be used to get their initial attention by accommodating their need for stimulation. A problem of the conventional approach of studying new technologies is that considerable effort has been put within the traditional media framework without understanding the characteristics and potentials of this newer medium (Lee, 2001). The fact that hypertext has the capacity to serve each reader s needs individually calls for a new conceptual framework. It is no longer necessary to find the structure or system that maximizes its effects for a collective majority. New technologies now enable us to identify and utilize more specific interactions with different individuals. In turn it has become possible to approach more closely the ideal of maximizing communication effects for all--as opposed to a collective majority. Among the many questions that need to be addressed is how best to make use of hypertext potentials (Shierhorn, Wearden, Schierhorn, Tabar, & Andrews, 1998). If the goal is to identify effective uses of hypertext in computer-mediated communication, individuals’ characteristics that influence the success of communication need to be carefully investigated. How to develop effective communication materials depends on each individual's characteristics that interact with contents, formats, and systems (Lee, et al., 1999). Individual differences should be considered as essential for designing an effective computer-mediated communication material or system. Finding an intricate match between systems and individuals’ characteristics and needs should be a focal point to enrich the course of computer-mediated communication. Now we are no longer bound to find only the one best communication system for everyone. Tailored communication calls for a new perspective on

Authors: Lee, Moon.
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communication as the first step toward optimizing their communication experiences.
The findings of this study can be utilized in practical settings. One example is for
designing effective communication materials on the Internet. For those who are adventurous,
it seems more beneficial to use different types of hypertexts than purely the scrolling text. It
can be used to get their initial attention by accommodating their need for stimulation.
A problem of the conventional approach of studying new technologies is that
considerable effort has been put within the traditional media framework without
understanding the characteristics and potentials of this newer medium (Lee, 2001). The fact
that hypertext has the capacity to serve each reader
s needs individually calls for a new
conceptual framework. It is no longer necessary to find the structure or system that
maximizes its effects for a collective majority. New technologies now enable us to identify
and utilize more specific interactions with different individuals. In turn it has become
possible to approach more closely the ideal of maximizing communication effects for all--as
opposed to a collective majority.
Among the many questions that need to be addressed is how best to make use of
hypertext potentials (Shierhorn, Wearden, Schierhorn, Tabar, & Andrews, 1998). If the goal
is to identify effective uses of hypertext in computer-mediated communication, individuals’
characteristics that influence the success of communication need to be carefully investigated.
How to develop effective communication materials depends on each individual's
characteristics that interact with contents, formats, and systems (Lee, et al., 1999).
Individual differences should be considered as essential for designing an effective
computer-mediated communication material or system. Finding an intricate match between
systems and individuals’ characteristics and needs should be a focal point to enrich the course
of computer-mediated communication. Now we are no longer bound to find only the one best
communication system for everyone. Tailored communication calls for a new perspective on


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