People from 22 countries from visited my blog on #rhizo14 the last 7 days. We are a very heterogeneous crowd living in Asia, Africa, Australia, the Americas, Europe.
Some of us are young students in universities, some are teachers in their 30 40 and all ages, some are retired, of different ages. Different backgrounds different fields of study different jobs.
I am sure people do misunderstand texts because of heterogeneity. Most of us try to understand other people.
But cultural differences are present.
How to avoid damage by cultural misunderstanding? The study of intercultural communication is difficult. So many different cultures.
Differences in goals and differences in social media communication skills add to possible misunderstanding.
One way of handling these problems and misunderstandings is ignore them and ignore the person who is the source of trouble.
Another way, I think a better way sometimes, is to try to understand and use cultural skills to explore new ways and new cultures.
I think it a big pleasure to watch and be present in this multicultural group of people. (if i were of a US background I would probably say ” am exited to be with you”)
(Rubens (?) made the picture)