Richard Nordquist comments that interpersonal communication is the process by which people exchange information, feelings, and meaning through verbal and non-verbal messages: it is face-to-face communication.
It’s rare to look around and not see people texting, processing their email, or checking their Facebook status using smart phones, laptops, or i Pads and in some of the most unusual places.
Technology has changed the way we understand and handle our interpersonal relationships.
Lawrence Erlbaum, communication is an interactive process.
"Interaction means that both parties--persons or entities--can affect the other.
Little research has been done to evaluate the impact that computermediated technology has had on the theoretical view of relational closeness.
In social networking like Facebook, the user is constantly using social penetration theory by displaying self-disclosure.
Boeder, observes that computer mediated communication has taken the place of coffee-house discourse.
Castells, argue that the diffusion of Internet, mobile communication and digital communication and a range of social software tools have prompted the development of interactive communication.
Annie Mc Carthy posits that: a Face book user can set their privacy settings to determine their levels of self-disclosure.