1、Communications technologies are far from equal when it comes to conveying the truth.
2、Jeff Hancock of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, asked 30 students to keep a communications diary for a week.
3、 In it they noted the number of conversations or email exchanges they had lasting more than 10 minutes, and confessed to how many lies they told.
4、Hancock then worked out the number of lies per conversation for each medium .
5、His results to be presented at the conference on human-computer interaction in Vienna, Austria, in April, have surprised psychologists.
6、Some expected emailers to be the biggest liars, reasoning that because deception makes people uncomfortable, the detachment of emailing would make it easier to lie.
7、People appear to be afraid to lie when they know the communication could later be used to hold them to account, he says.
8、People are also more likely to lie in real time--- in a instant message or phone call say-than if they have time to think of a response, says Hancock.
9、 He fond many lies are spontaneous responses to an unexpected demand, such as:” Do you like my dress?"
10、Hancock hopes his research will help companies work out the best ways for their employees to communicate.