Flame First, Think Later: New Clues to E-Mail Misbehavior – New York Times:
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Kids will say things to each other in their messages that are too embarrassing to say in person,Ã¢â‚¬Â Jett tells me. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Then when they actually meet up, they are too shy to bring up what they said in the message. It makes things tense.Ã¢â‚¬Â
this, to me, is the intermediation factor…. just like we will put things in letters or email that should never be said.