Craigslist: Does Readability Equal Credibility?


AKA “Are You More Likely To Answer That Missed Connections Ad If The Person Can Actually Spell Basic Words?”

Robert Lane Greene writes:

“We judge each other’s writing as a way of saying some other person doesn’t have the kind of education we have,” Greene speculated. That does not necessarily mean readers of online reviews are thinking in terms of social status, but it is something related: “It’s not so much class in terms of how much money you’re born with, but class defined in terms of education.”

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