Social Media Can Make Us More Honest, Studies Show
4 months ago
Have you lied?
New research suggests that Internet technology can actually make us more honest. Studies show that people lied less in e-mail than face to face, and the most over the telephone. It was also discovered that when it comes to resumes, people lie less on LinkedIn about their past responsibilities and skills than they do on traditional paper. Additionally, it was found that Facebook profiles do reflect one's actual personality, than an idealized version. It is suggested that technology makes us more honest because being deceptive can seriously harm reputations and relationships we want to have, like with future employers and dates. Still, because of our social evolution, we're not wired to automatically remember that our "e-mails and texts and blogs and Facebook chats" leave a semi-permanent record, so be careful. (CNN)