Monday, 7 March 2011

Online delusion?

Do we exhibit distinct 'e-personalities' when online? Research from Stanford University's Elias Aboujaoude suggests we behave like drunks. And not the fun kind, but boastful, bullying and self-pitying drunks. "We binge-shop on Amazon and eBay because it's so easy, we routinely lie about ourselves on Facebook and Myspace and get into nasty fights in chatrooms, where the insult is the default volume because we are anonymous". Interesting piece in The Sunday Times News Review section (which I can't link-to because its an ipad app). Sounds familiar to me.