The proliferation and integration of social technologies has occurred quickly, and the specific technologies with which we engage are ever-changing. The dynamic nature of the development and use of social technologies is often acknowledged by researchers as a limitation. In this manuscript, however, we present a discussion on the implications of our modern technological context by focusing on processes of socialization and communication that are fundamentally different from their interpersonal corollary. These are presented and discussed with the goal of providing theoretical building blocks toward a more robust understanding of phenomena of human-computer interaction, human-robot interaction, human-machine communication, and interpersonal communication.
Gambino, A., & Liu, B. (2022). Considering the context to build theory in HCI, HRI, and HMC: Explicating differences in processes of communication and socialization with social technologies. Human-Machine Communication, 4, 111-130. https://doi.org/10.30658/hmc.4.6