Affordances In Online Communication, Part 1: Affordances

The Power Of Words (Antonio Litterio)
Babies also afford throwing, at least, for some dads.

A working definition

An affordance is a function, then:

Interaction as action

I've used hammers and knobs and chairs so far because they're easy to understand for nearly everyone. But some of our most important social interactions happen in the realm of communication exchanged with others. And affordances matter.

References (a partial list)

Clark, A. (1999) Being there: Putting brain, body, and world together again. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

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