Online Friends Graphic (image) University of Washington Share Print E-Mail Caption University of Washington researchers found that many people misunderstand online status indicators but still carefully shape their behavior to control how they are displayed to others. Credit Camille Cobb Usage Restrictions For use with appropriate credit. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.