Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Caveat Emailor: Lies in E-mail

Psyblog on why people lie more in e-mails than in letters.

I can see that e-mail might be subject to different social norms to letters. But do "binary inputs" such as keyboards depersonalise our communications by cutting out some of the individual "style" too? How much of our sense of "self" do we lose in the translation, or even actively hold back?

Or to switch it round - can we reinvigorate our sense of self through the communication media we use? Does writing a letter/postcard or doodling reveal some of myself to me?

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