Taxonomy of Communications:
I have an ongoing project of taxonometrically analyzing different kinds of communications in search for a better understanding of what elements characterizes interesting, good, or successful conversations in different media.
Taxonomy of Communications Real-time lost Real-time captured Time-shifted captured 1 to 1 Conversations Chat (Text/2D/3D) Chat transcripts, Comic Chat (2D) Telephone Voicemail/answering machines Paging Tech Support Tutoring Therapy 1 to Many Television Videotape Moderated Chat Chat transcript, Comic Chat Presentations/Seminars Presentation/Seminar materials Lectures/Speeches Lecture notes/Speech transcripts Movies Videotape Performances Audio tape/CDs Email Aliases/List Servs Advertising Books/Magazines Newspapers/Newsletters Paging (advanced) Voicemail (advanced) USENET (some moderated groups) "Conferencing" (some moderated groups) Improv Push Media Amusement Parks Classrooms/Training Class Notes/Textbooks/Workbooks Many* to 1 Briefings Briefing notes Personalized, automatic newspapers Drop Boxes USENET (of a sort) Push media? Many to Many Chat Room (Text/2D/3D) Chat replay? Comic Chat Meetings Party line? Improv? USENET "Conferencing" (some moderated groups)
* Many in this context refers to a unified communication happening by one body or agent at one time (even though the agent may consist of many people in succession).
Note: Italics indicates some form of moderation of the communication. Moderation seems to only be possible or present in "1 to Many" communications and is almost always present and prominent in broadcasting and publishing.
Note: I couldn't find any examples of time-shifted communications not captured into some kind of archive or record.
Another way to look at this information is in Matrix form:
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