Big Surprise – It’s Easier to Lie via SMS Text Messages

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Now here’s a big surprise – oh, wait, no it isn’t – a recent study found that SMS (text messaging) has made it easier for people to lie.

The study, conducted by British PR firm 72 Point, found that 4 out of 5 (81%) of all people surveyed admitted to telling a “white lie” at least once a day via text message.

The largest percentage of people lie via text message in the work context, such as dialing in sick (does your employer accept a “I can’t come in, I’m sick” excuse via SMS?), but plenty of people (41%) admitted to being dishonest with their mates or other family members as well, particularly about where they are or what they’ve been doing.

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Big Surprise – It’s Easier to Lie via SMS Text Messages

Explains Julia Dreblow, a marketing manager at Friends Provident, “Our research shows that while many people admit to the occasional white lie, they are not intended to cause great harm and are often said to protect those closest to them.”

Like..uh.. themselves.

 

So how about it – when was the last time you told a lie – little white or otherwise – via SMS?

  
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Big Surprise – It’s Easier to Lie via SMS Text Messages

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