I've found it interesting to be able to talk to such a variety of people on here. One of the things that changes the dynamics is that unless people choose to self-disclose or to post pictures, we have no idea what gender, age, ethnicity, religion or appearance others on here have. I have found this both a boon and a burden.
For example, body language and those other factors mentioned above play a large role in correctly interpreting other people's words. At the same time, they sometimes get in the way of us paying attention to the person saying those words. Sometimes when people lose one of their senses, other ones become more acute. Do you think that your conversational senses have become more acute by "talking blind"?
Many people, as they become more comfortable here, have chosen to post pictures in their private albums and publicly may do so as well or give their real names, their locations, their ethnic background, and so on to deepen the communication and understanding between them and those whom they are talking to.
What do you think? Does the quality of conversation and understanding of the individual decrease or increase by talking without the usual cues we usually rely on? Why?