13 Nov '12, 5am

Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn: Does your communication style depend on the social media site you're on?

Image via Flickr User khalidalbaih . It's natural for most of us to speak differently (maybe using more formal language and less slang, or vice versa) when we're interacting with various people in our lives, a fact that social scientists have known for years. I know I speak differently when I'm hanging out with my friends or boyfriend than I do on the job, and I am more careful when speaking with the elderly and children, so as not to confuse (the latter) or offend (the former). So it makes logical sense then that we communicate variously depending on which social media site we are using; or does it? I feel more comfortable telling personal stories and expressing strong opinions on Facebook , since I have personally vetted, or OK'd each person following me, wheras on Twitter , I'm much less casual, and significantly less opinionated. With almost 8,000 Twitter followers (co...

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