The language of gestures: What is hidden behind an avatar?

A few years ago, I was lucky enough to take a course on “Public Speaking Techniques and Body Language.” The teacher was Arturo Caneda and I think that all of us who attended it were fixed on the modus operandi of our way of acting and what we should learn, avoid and correct.
In the world 1.0, gestures say a lot about us and if not, let them tell politicians (some could use an accelerated course)
Over the years and experience you learn to communicate and get Hong Kong Phone Number List out of your “safety zone”, to control your breathing, your hands and your words in front of a large audience, but we are like actors, the stage fright of the human being is recurrent and every time we expose ourselves. it is a new challenge for ourselves.

But I would like to analyze in communication 2.0 how do we communicate? What do our avatars on Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter and other social networks say about us ?

It is still a bodily gesture that we expose to others.

In each network we behave differently, because we have conceptualized each of them in a totally different way.

In Linkedin there are two types of profile:

1.- Passport photos, clear and concrete close-ups to be well recognized. They are faces that want to be seen and recognized. The chance of being found must be increased. In general, the faces have a discreet smile, especially those who are dedicated to communication and sales. They are usually job seekers or want to position themselves so that they are found by known people. The most serious and thoughtful faces tend to have a more HR profile, counselors, coaching or, as a friend of mine would say, a “cancamusero” that in this world 2.0 also abound.

2.- People without a face. In this case, the person is not looking for a job and does not want to be found easily and usually their profile is quite closed or they simply have no interest in being very visible.

On Facebook:

The photos are carefree, even some of them challenging showing their most rebellious or funny face, in addition the vast majority show their photos, their experiences, their mood … they inevitably open body and soul to the pseudo virtual world they have created and choose the ones better shots to be as attractive as possible.

But what about Twitter?

If we look at the avatars, we could do a doctoral thesis in psychology, but I leave that to the experts

There are people whose faces almost went out of space for the Avatar. They are usually self-confident people, who do not want to go unnoticed. They are active, participatory and do not go unnoticed. They are perceived as close, although some believe they are so irresistible that their image alone is worth a thousand words …
On the other hand, others hide their faces behind drawings, distant photos and even turning their backs because they do not want to be recognized. others use images of famous actors or characters and some even change their avatar depending on their mood or the fashion of the moment.
In the 2.0 world we imagine our followers by their conversations, by their way of showing Phone Number List themselves to others publicly, by the DMs that we exchange with them, but… once the real image is de-virtualized, does it correspond to the one we had in our minds?

Someone once commented to me that the de-virtualization of a tweeter is similar to how we imagine radio journalists, we listen to them daily and when their faces are made public we comment … I did not imagine it that way!

In networks it is even possible to create an unreal, fictional profile, whose real identity does not exist, it can even be our other self, because there are complicated minds that we do not know…

And here is the question that many of us ask ourselves …

What is hidden behind each avatar?

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