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Does your communication style depend on the social media site you're on?

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 different people in our lives — something that social scientists have known for years. I know I speak differently when I'm hanging out with my friends 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 that we communicate differently 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, whereas on Twitter , I'm much less casual, and significantly less opinionated. With almost 8,000 Twitter followers (come join me @ecochickie ), I can't possibly know t...

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