It’s True: No One Knows You’re a Dog on The Internet
Midwestern Psychological Association
Identity deception is common online; however, most people (both college students and MTurkers, N = 262) believed an online confederate posing as a 13-year-old in a chat room. A well-developed online persona that uses both content and stylistic cues to portray age and gender may be effective for category deception.
Michelle Drouin, Vince Egan, Nicholas Yergens, Elli Hernandez, Miriam Greidanus-Romaneli, and Jordan Brown (2017).
It’s True: No One Knows You’re a Dog on The Internet. Presented at Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, Illinois.