A new emotional world through WhatsApp

IM Mobile twentieth century opens a new emotional world through WhatsApp. This application is used both to enter text, emoticons, images, videos, voice recordings, and calls. All this we can make individually with another person or as a group, allowing to put in the same conversation as fifty people.

Needless to say much more, because you can be one of the 1,000 million active users worldwide (with an increase of 17%). In fact the use of the application in Spain is 97%, in our neighbouring country, France, is 14%, Germany employs 84%, Brazil surprises with that uses 71% United States 7% and the lowest percentage is South Korea with 2%, although there are many countries where it is not used.

Why you use the WhatsApp?

Perhaps because it has worldwide, but may do because it gives you an immediate reward of what you send. When we used regularly email our editorial was thoughtful, thoughtful and rational, well we knew that the answer would not be immediate. With WhatsApp, we are exposed to a less rational, more automatic, less thought act that requires quick, impulsive reply, perishable comments, and small vocabulary.

We are more relaxed than in a face-to-face, we heard the whole speech of the other person and we are in a cold and neutral space.

How does it affect WhatsApp our emotions?

It may not be an exaggeration to say that is an emotional kidnapping a direct effect on us. We reproduce conversations without looking into his eyes, which did not cause a feeling of emotional involvement to the other or others. We also hold our emotions: cry without anyone noticing. And if we show the emotions will be through a limited emotional vocabulary: good/bad, sad/happy. As for emoticons, they do not produce any real exchange of emotional language. This represents a clear nonverbal language as a smiley face via WhatsApp does not replace or substitute for a real and true. Do we want to live without a direct emotional empathy?

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We propose an exercise: watch your home screen emoticons. What appears? Think why you used each. You can even deduce how you feel emotionally if you have a relationship with another person, you’re going to party in the coming days or have been the anniversary of someone close.

Controls our lives

An equally important issue is the new control exercised direct and immediate. There have always been situations of power of one person over another, but with the expansion of these applications in our daily lives is more subtle and some can produce situations of emotional engagement. Have you found a situation in which you could not reply to a WhatsApp and you have stabbed, or been angry with you?

Its function of appearance of a double tab after sending a message has led to numerous complaints. First, in the mistaken belief that warned that the other had read the message and not who had just come to him. Later, with the activation of the double check blue to supposedly prevent this. Rapid reviews a new impairment of privacy made WhatsApp allow disable this function.

The lack of immediate response or control of what you do every second is a new social problem. Does it adequately use this application?

Furthermore, how would you feel one day without WhatsApp? Probably with a sense that something is missing, because a sense of dependence and addiction is created. We need to communicate what we do and Facebook or Twitter no longer comes. We want to share every experience with our people, either privately or in groups of WhatsApp

Feeling recognized something that we have listed?