Study sheds new light on how people feel about texts

Texting and driving

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A new study is shedding light on how people feel about your text messages.

Researchers at Bingham University sent experimental messages featuring an invitation to 120 people. When the reply was followed by a period, subjects rated the response as less sincere.

In a follow-up study, researchers saw signs that exclamation marks may make messages seem more sincere than no punctuation at all. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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