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In the early 1990s, Herring (1992, 1993, 1994) identified gender preferences in discourse style among adults posting messages to academic discussion lists: Women tended to use more hedges and politeness markers and manifest a more supportive attitude towards their addressees in comparison with men, who tended to make more strong assertions, violate conventional politeness norms, and adopt a more adversarial stance towards their interlocutors.
These observations were supported in later studies of asynchronous CMC (e.g., Guiller & Durndell, 2006; Thompson & Murachver, 2001).
They also resemble previously reported findings of gender differences in spoken communication (cf.
Coates, 1993; Lakoff, 1975; Tannen, 1994), suggesting that Internet users transfer their offline communication patterns into asynchronous computer-mediated messages.
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Significant differences were found in speech acts, message tone, and in physical stance, dress, and social distance in profile pictures that generally conform to traditional gender stereotypes.
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This is primarily to aid the cause of mutual depression support throughout the Internet.
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