Do we believe more when we read something?I have witnessed this many a time. When our elders advise us do something, we generally ignore it. But if we read the same thing printed in any newspaper, periodical, or even read the same in messages, we start following the advice.
On the other hand, if any of our friends says something riidiculous in our presence, we immediately start ridiculing him/her. But if we read the same obnoxious message in SMS, Facebook post or in Whatsapp, we not only believe such obnoious thing, but also forward this to others.
Sometime I feel that the Social Media platforms are creating a web of idiotic behaviour around us. But let us come to the issue raised in this post. Why do we believe more or trust any particular thing more when we read this?