25. April 2011 05:27
Intuition tells us that most people are honest about what they put on their Facebook profiles, including interests, activities, favorite books, photos, etc. That is the culture of Facebook - what you see is what you get. However, it's nice to see the data back this up. An article in Time titled 'The psychology of Facebook profiles
' identifies a study giving factual support to this claim. Dr. Rey Junco also came to a similar conclusion in one of his recent blog posts, 'Students lying on their online profiles
', concluding that "most students (90-97%) expressed their true selves".