Email: The Fibbers’ Choice
The online world can be a vicious one at the best of times, with alias identities allowing people to claim just about anything. New research conducted at Leheigh, Rutgers and DePaul Universities in the US, show people are 50% more likely to lie through digital communication. Students were given a pot of money, and instructed to share their amount with others via email or letter. All participants lied to their research buddies, but those that negotiated through the net shared far less than those who used written communication.