This same sort of illusion also occurs in email where we’re always assumed to be constantly available to others.
Is it because of the asynchronous nature?
Why do we make these assumptions?
A platform like Twitter makes our asynchronous posts feel like real-time interaction by delivering them in such rapid succession, and that illusion begets another more powerful one, that we’re all actually present within the feed.1
- broader terms (BT):
- narrower terms (NT):
- related terms (RT):
- used for (UF) or aliases: