Telling Tall Tales on Twitter and Text
New Research Shows That People are More Likely to Hide the Truth Behind Modern Technology
Social networking site Twitter has been hailed as a revolution in communication but it seems that conversing in the bite-size chat room may not be as straightforward as it seems, according to the 'Straight Talking Report' from Direct Line*.
The 'Straight Talking Report' found that people are more likely to be dishonest when chatting using technology, such as Twitter, than they would be face to face. Just one in five people (20 per cent) profess to being more truthful on Twitter or text, compared to a third (31 per cent) who state that they are more frank when speaking to someone in the flesh.
It might not surprise women that men are less likely to be honest via text than themselves (17 per cent of men compared to 21 per cent of women), as texting appears to have played a part in recent male celebrity scandals. Perhaps more surprising is the fact that women are less likely to be truthful in person than men, with 12 per cent more men claiming to be honest face to face than women.
"Having lots of friends and not enough time to see them can lead to an over-reliance on social networks and technology to keep in touch. However, this research shows that if you want to get the truth from someone, face to face is the best way to get a straight answer."
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