How your tweets may prove you’re a psychopath


You know all those people who use the phrase “iPhone killer” on Twitter? They’re probably psychopaths. So are, very likely, those who wanted Apple to “bury” Samsung. How do I know this? Well, I am privy to new scientific information that indicates something very powerful about the language used while expressing one’s feelings in social media. Swearing or using words of high aggression is an apparent indicator that one is not necessarily well in the head. I am grateful to the Daily Mail for not killing the story of the boffins at Florida Atlantic University and the Online Privacy Foundation in London, nor for burying it beyond my reach. Read the full story at CNET.

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



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