Texting turns us into liars
We already know that people will lie to us––especially if they're tired––but new research shows that the cozy confines of a text message makes folks prone to deceive us, too.
And here's the thing: You can tell––to a degree––if they're lying by how long they take to text you back.
That is according to a new joint study of more than a 100 students at two American universities who had conversations with computers that asked them 30 questions a person. The subjects were asked to lie in half their responses––and those deceitful texts took 10% longer to write and were edited more than the truthful messages. Seems that lying takes more cognitive effort.