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by Jason Lee, Evelyn Larrubia, Sameh El Amawy and Michael Marcotte

In 1993, The New Yorker published a cartoon by Peter Steiner of two dogs at a computer that became an instant classic, tacked up on bulletin boards everywhere.  The caption: “On the internet, no one knows you’re a dog.”

A recent survey of a group of 98 tech-savvy Stanford students shows that the world Steiner depicted may be behind us.  Asked about how they behave—or would behave—in a variety of situations online, students painted a picture that looked surprisingly like real life.

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