Self-disclosure in computer-mediated communication : The role of self-awareness and visual anonymity

@inproceedings{Joinson2001SelfdisclosureIC,
  title={Self-disclosure in computer-mediated communication : The role of self-awareness and visual anonymity},
  author={Adam N. Joinson},
  year={2001}
}
Three studies examined the notion that computer-mediated communication (CMC) can be characterised by high levels of self-disclosure. In Study One, significantly higher levels of spontaneous self-disclosure were found in computer-mediated compared to face-to-face discussions. Study Two examined the role of visual anonymity in encouraging self-disclosure during CMC. Visually anonymous participants disclosed significantly more information about themselves than non-visually anonymous participants… CONTINUE READING

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