Unformatted text preview: manipulate or display their identity. Specifically, we have explored topics under this concept that include how the Internet can facilitate deception through manipulation of identity and the factors that interact with communication media to affect our abilities to catch a liar. The theories that shed some light on these issues are the Social Distance Theory, Media Richness Theory, and Feature Based Approach. With regards to the MySpace case, one might apply the Social Distance Theory, which states that people prefer to lie through socially distant mediums as lying is an uncomfortable act, to infer that MySpace may have facilitated the deceptive mother in her lies, for she was less likely to be caught lying as non-verbal cues were limited in the given atmosphere....
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This note was uploaded on 02/10/2010 for the course COMM 245 taught by Professor Birnholtz during the Fall '08 term at Cornell.
- Fall '08