I mean, I like typing with you right now. I might enjoy typing in a group. I like groups of relative equals, perhaps with a couple of moderators for when there’s trouble. But any hierarchical two way such as “And here is our chat host you can ask questions to”, is less desirable. I’ve been in some and it’s kind of two way, but it’s slow going. But beyond hierarchical two way, you have the one way. Lots of one ways. There’s the one way where a participant feels as if they’re friends with the broadcaster. Then there’s the one way where they feel they can speak on their behalf, but knows they’re not friends. Then there’s one way where they’re educated or entertained but don’t have a personal affinity. Then there’s one way where it’s forced, where one has to listen whether they want to or not.

 I mean, I like typing with you right now. I might enjoy typing in a group.
I like groups of relative equals, perhaps with a couple of moderators for when there’s trouble.
But any hierarchical two way such as “And here is our chat host you can ask questions to”, is less desirable. I’ve been in some and it’s kind of two way, but it’s slow going.
But beyond hierarchical two way, you have the one way.
Lots of one ways.
There’s the one way where a participant feels as if they’re friends with the broadcaster.
Then there’s the one way where they feel they can speak on their behalf, but knows they’re not friends.
Then there’s one way where they’re educated or entertained but don’t have a personal affinity.
Then there’s one way where it’s forced, where one has to listen whether they want to or not.
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  • Books are one way. Videos are one way. Podcasts are one way.
    Lifestreams are interesting because they’re semi two way when there’s a chat attached that the host looks at.
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