Strong social ties are characterized by a high level of trust and frequent interaction between the actors such as friends, spouses, and families. The strong ties connect the individuals in a given society who love and trust each other and how the social cycles overlap. A weak social tie, on the other hand, is characterized by a lower degree of trust, and the actors are not much closer to each other. The strength of the weak social ties is that they enable the people to access unique information that they could not have access to. It is much easier to share some unique information with strangers since you don’t have anything to lose.
On the other hand, a person may fail to share information to close friends because they fear losing the friendship, which is one of the weaknesses of strong social ties. Zoom was developed to develop both strong and weak social ties in society. The strength of the strong social ties is that they are important for social and emotional support. The Zoom platform was developed to promote both the strong and weak social ties (Dibie & Sumner, 2015).
Synchronous activities are online learning activities that occur in the same chronological time frame. Examples of such activities include video conferencing, instant messaging, and chat. The participants in synchronous activities are exposed to the same information and the same phenomena; hence they are likely to behave in the same way as a result of the exposure (Dibie & Sumner, 2015).
Laughter has important effects on social bonding. It improves communication among the people, which leads to a less confrontational approach in the case of tense situations. When people laugh they ease the tension that they could be having hence communicate in a friendly manner which has a great benefit to the whole idea of socialization. I would become more funny and make people laugh as a way of improving communication (Dibie & Sumner, 2015).
Dibie, O., & Sumner, T. (2015, August). Using weak ties to understand resource usage behaviors in an online community of educators. In Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining 2015 (pp. 533-536). ACM.