Not Even Close Friends Can Tell When You’re Being Sarcastic on the Internet

Posted: September 21, 2016 by Nazim in Free Speech, Uncategorized

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Since we’re discussing things on the internet, I thought we should get one thing out of the way: nobody can reliably distinguish sarcasm on the internet. This study found that not even the closest friends were capable of accurately evaluating the emotional tone of their friends’ emails. To the contrary, they were no better at it than a random person who had never met the writer. So, while we all frequently assume the smart, intelligent people we socialize with and digitally hang out with will know when we’re being sarcastic, they don’t. So let’s keep the sarcasm for meatspace.

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