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Please analyze the following statement:

Less interaction is a problem in online studies - Some researchers on online education believe that this is due to what we call "relative anonymity." The fact that we meet online gives us a little more anonymity, and therefore, most of us are more open than we are in the regular classroom.

Do you agree with this statement? "The fact that we meet online gives us a little more anonymity, and therefore, most of us are more open than we are in the regular classroom." Why or why not?

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In terms of agreeing with the statement:
I think this can be true because it is like writing a letter or an email. Oftentimes, it is far easier to write things to people instead of saying them out loud. Therefore, we tend to be more "open" in our feelings and emotions. It is somewhat comfortable to hide behind the computer screen and say what we really feel, knowing that no one can yell at us in our face. No one is going to call us out on something ...

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Online interaction is compared to real life.

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