Transcript and Dot Notation
dcragg at lacscentre.co.uk
Sun Feb 26 04:14:20 EST 2006
On 26 Feb 2006, at 09:04, Richard Gaskin wrote:
> The Secret Cause of Flame Wars
> By Stephen Leahy
> "Don't work too hard," wrote a colleague in an e-mail
> today. Was she sincere or sarcastic? I think I know
> (sarcastic), but I'm probably wrong.
> According to recent research published in the Journal
> of Personality and Social Psychology, I've only a
> 50-50 chance of ascertaining the tone of any e-mail
> message. The study also shows that people think they've
> correctly interpreted the tone of e-mails they receive
> 90 percent of the time.
> "That's how flame wars get started," says psychologist
> Nicholas Epley of the University of Chicago, who
> conducted the research with Justin Kruger of New York
> University. "People in our study were convinced they've
> accurately understood the tone of an e-mail message when
> in fact their odds are no better than chance," says Epley.
What do you mean by that? :-)
More information about the Use-livecode