Do you consider yourself a nice person? Pleasant to be around? Fun, easy-going, life and soul of the party?

Yeah? What about when you’re online? What about when you’re using Twitter and Facebook? Same old good guy, or do you become somebody else? Someone who’s perhaps just a little bit harder to deal with?

If so, you’re certainly not alone. And you might not even be aware of any change, but according to a new study, almost nine in ten people believe that other folks are less polite on social media than they are face-to-face, and one in five users (19 percent) have decreased in-person contact with somebody altogether because of something that they said online.

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