Lectronic versus face-to-face communication

SeeStorm Messenger is a chat room that can be found on C-Nets You can talk with friends, family members, and acquaintances without the expense of a long-distance telephone call. Your voice-to-voice interaction is also enhanced with 3D characters (you can choose to be a movie star, a sports legend, or a well-known politician).
After you have used SeeStorm Messenger or a similar chat room, compare it with communication that occurs in person. What nonverbal cues are you missing when you communicate online? Do you have additional cues online that you do not have in face-to-face communication? Which do you prefer? Why?