Constructive Interactions in Social Networking
Constructive interactions can be identified as the processes of communication when people discuss points of views in the way that leads to understanding of both sides and helps to solve certain problems. In the process of communication people share their ideas, thoughts and emotions so that to be understood (Oyegoke, 2011). Social networking simplifies interactions between people of different cultural and ethnic background. In order to achieve agreement during a dialog via social networking, people can think properly before replying and build their sentences in a more convincing way.
The essay analyzes the examples of constructive interactions via social networking between people of different cultural, ethnic and racial background.
The Influence of Cultural Differences on the Constructiveness of Interactions
Social networking plays a significant role in lives of students. Communication via social networking is the most popular way of sharing information, thoughts and discussion of various events. The research carried out by Glass and Westmont (2014) identifies the impact of cultural and ethnic differences of the constructiveness of interactions between domestic and international students. Cross-cultural interactions between students are complicated by the perception of international students as strangers.
A sense of belongingness is considered to be the key motivational factor in increasing average grade of international students. Erez et al. (2013) claim that the opportunity of international students to become a part of a community provided by the usage of social networking helps to increase the level of belongingness experienced by international students. It can be stated that the most important part of communication via social networking between international and domestic students is the ability of both sides to understand the key differences in their cultural and ethnic background.
Communication via social networking decreases the gap between students of different cultures. Educational institutions provide students with a wide range of opportunities to use social networking to get all the necessary information, share thoughts and request additional data (Hamid, Waycott, Kurnia, & Chang, 2015). In the process of discussion of various situations via social networking, international students feel themselves as an important part of a community that, in turn, leads to higher satisfaction.
The Role of Social Networking in Public Relations
Constructive interactions in social networking are not limited to communication between people of the same social status. Public relations between government and people that are built using social networking tend to be more democratic. Moreover, building relations with people of different cultural and ethnic background by means of social networking decreases chances of being misunderstood (Kent, 2013). Moreover, social networking allows people to discuss arising issues in a constructive way and helps to share views of people with various backgrounds.
People while communicating in social networking are considered equal and have equal chances to share their thoughts and views while interactions in reality can face racial discrimination. Constructive interactions in social networking are not limited to the lack of information on a topic as everyone can have an access to information shared in social media by governmental structures.
It can be concluded that …