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The internet changes your social interactions

October 14, 2010

Last week I wrote a newspaper article on the how our emotions change during internet interactions.  Specifically I was referring to  cyberbullying but I learned also how society behaves differently on the world wide web.   Not surprisingly we are more sexually provocative, more aggressive, more deceptive but, ironically, we self-disclose more than we ever would in person.  Another interesting fact?  Since we only know what the other person is willing to admit we typically get just “the good stuff” and then our own imagination (or wishful thinking) tends to fill in the blanks about the rest.  If you want more, read my article:

THERE IS a saying that the ostrich, when hiding, buries his head in the sand and believes his whole body to be invisible to the outside world. What a dumb bird. Baffling, really. (find the whole story link below) http://fredericksburg.com/News/FLS/2010/102010/10102010/580581

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