Asi over at No Man's Blog has written up a post that he says was inspired by my Life 2.0 write up. And as these things seem to work in the social network (as in life)—I in turn was inspired to create this visual (Asi, grab this for your post!)
"It is the mechanism by which we humans construct our shared realities as well as our identities. In that sense both our perception of the world and of ourselves is predicated on common experience, dialogue and interaction. Perspective taking of this type is what we ‘do’ habitually in any communicative or interactive setting as we wave our hands, nod our heads, speak, listen, write, read, blog – from a wordless sigh to a rejoinder in dialogue, to a multi-volume philosophical investigation - in short, in any verbal or non-verbal communicative practice that involves self and other."
I like where Asi has taken this thought. By adding the non verbal, emotional side of the equasion. Sure, this is difficult to come across as we connect through digital means. But that doesn't mean it's not there. We laugh out loud, lean back in our chairs—maybe even pound our fists on our desks. We connect in both logical and emotional ways—both with our heads and hearts.