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Conversation, that spontaneous and informal expression of ideas, occupies space in both the minds of participants and in the social sphere. This research paper explores how YouTube users manage to socialize using interactive features of the website without traditional context clues. Through a discussion of social phenomena in this setting, this paper argues that users understand meaning through a process of speech mode formation. Speech modes take into account the composition of a group'sdoi:10.12794/tef.2011.143 fatcat:i2atu7nfjnfyvkozjojfoimeiq