The Secret Cause of Flame Wars

According to recent research published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, We only have 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.

The researchers took 30 pairs of undergraduate students and gave each one a list of 20 statements about topics like campus food or the weather. Assuming either a serious or sarcastic tone, one member of each pair e-mailed the statements to his or her partner. The partners then guessed the intended tone and indicated how confident they were in their answers.

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cloudman3776d ago (Edited 3776d ago )

Welcome friends to the Sony Bubble House... Come here for a refresher

1-Give everyone a bubble in the openzone who comments here
2-Gamerzone only for conversations and planned attacks. However if your banned from that zone do it in the open zone
3-Comment must include the date comment was posted
4-If you going to tell somone about this place, tell them through a PM only
5-Openzone is the main place for bubble boost
6-Finally people can check you profile's comment page and find this place. Dont let this happen. So when you comment make it like so the comment does not give the impression that this is a bubble house e.g Post comments such as RROD, 1267 or Yeh I know.


Comment Posted on Agaust 7Th 2008
*Dont let anyone find this place without a PM*

Viktor E3776d ago

August 7th;The inevitable Failure of the upcoming Microsoft Exclusive known as Too Human is sure to anger many Xbox fans,seeing the inevitable damage control will give me great pleasure and joy