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The exchange of information between human beings who share the same time and space. This type of communication is defined by verbal interactions, although nonverbal behavior can also be evident (such as facial expressions and body language). Face-to-face communication can occur in formal and informal contexts. It can be marred by conflict; however, interpersonal communication strate gies can be learned to overcome these obstacles. Listening is a critical factor in face-to-face communication, as a feedback loop is a part of this interaction. Topics dis cussed in face-to-face communication can range from the offering of personal advice to a job performance appraisal. In the late 20th and early 21st centuries, face-to-face communication has often become replaced by computer-mediated communication due to social net working technologies. Critics ...