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Everest 1
Everest 1 was conducted using Computer Mediated Communication (CMC); communication was less fluid as it took place through a provided chat box within the simulation running in real-time. The proposed theory by Wainfan et al. (2004) meta-analytical study was proven plausible as what had occurred during the experiment became apparent, ‘reaching towards a consensus and resolving conflict in a democratic manner was difficult and took considerable time’. The fast pace of text messages was one contributing factor to this as it was difficult to read and keep in track. Instances of the disinhibition effect, the loosening of communicative restrictions that would otherwise be in effect face-to-face, were greatly apparent during CMC in social media online text messaging. Between Everest Simulations, members did not respond synchronously, making conversations severely delayed, some were too slow to comply or were being absent in conversations, which encouraged frustrating experiences. This also influences false association of emotions or predetermined expression due to the asynchronous…
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