I'm trying to make an large/exhaustive list of different types of human communication, especially (but not at all limited to) the digital variety. Help me out?
posted by Jebdm to writing & language (26 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
This is some general research for an essay I intend to write in the future. I'm open to communications of any type, from things like blogs and email, to speech and sign language, to markets and finger painting.
I've started some lists below, divided into three rough categories (digital, traditional, and abstract). Feel free to categorize or not, to post links to external lists (my Google-fu has failed me), to offer ideas for new forms of communication, etc.
Email, instant message, blog, comments, aggregation sites (HN/Metafilter/etc.), standard websites, wikis, Google Wave, Youtube/video, podcasting, forums, mailing lists, tumblogs, images (Flickr etc.), web-fax, social bookmarking, newsgroups
Speech, sign language, letters, phone, mail, fax, books, magazines, pamphlets, essays, poetry, textbooks, fiction, TV, movies, meetings, signs, paintings, music, radio, Morse code, notes, memos, speeches, lecture
Sex, markets, body language, tone of voice, war, Galbraith's technostructure, status symbols,