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(Science Daily)   Are social networking internet sites a factor in psychotic symptoms? More importantly, why aren't you following me? I'M NOT GOING TO BE IGNORED   (sciencedaily.com) divider line 17
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2012-11-20 09:38:12 PM
Yes.

And since I do none of that, except random anonymous ramblings here on FARK, I'm good with that.

/I hope FB goes down to $1.00.
 
2012-11-20 09:39:25 PM
There was a time in the early days of the Internet that I was quite possibly insane aka young. Checking email constantly, and emotionally invested in chat conversation, my ego was always on the line. Thank god I didn't have something like Facebook available to me then, or I would have made an even larger jackass of myself.

Now, I get pissy on occasion, but I'm mostly like the honey badger and don't give a shiat.
 
2012-11-20 09:43:44 PM
They say this crap about every new technology that comes along
Facebook
Internet
Cable
Television
Radio
Telegrams
Et cetera
Et cetera
 
2012-11-20 09:51:08 PM
I hope the fact that FARK constitutes my entire social life doesn't put me at risk.
 
2012-11-20 09:51:23 PM
I used to be heavily emotionally invested in the internet (young) (like the poster above).. Flirting, setting up dates, constantly checking this, checking that, trolling this site, checking my trolling at another site..

Now.. Meh.. I treat the internet now like I used to treat my TV.. I flip through the channels looking for shiat to rot my brain for the next few minutes of my life. I've actually said to myself a number of times "Christ, there is nothing on the internet tonight".
 
2012-11-20 09:54:31 PM
I'm fine being ignored here on fark, but in emails it's rude and on facebook it's a little annoying.
 
2012-11-20 10:09:34 PM
All three of Dr. Nitzan's patients sought refuge from a lonely situation and found solace in intense virtual relationships. Although these relationships were positive at first, they eventually led to feelings of hurt, betrayal, and invasion of privacy, reports Dr. Nitzan. "All of the patients developed psychotic symptoms related to the situation, including delusions regarding the person behind the screen and their connection through the computer," he says. Two patients began to feel vulnerable as a result of sharing private information, and one even experienced tactile hallucinations, believing that the person beyond the screen was physically touching her.


Dr. Nitzan should maybe check out some of the more extreme Bronies, Homestuck fans, and the tumblr set for his next study.

Google "brony tulpa" if you want to get creeped out.
 
2012-11-20 10:14:15 PM
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2012-11-20 10:18:58 PM

spamdog: All three of Dr. Nitzan's patients sought refuge from a lonely situation and found solace in intense virtual relationships. Although these relationships were positive at first, they eventually led to feelings of hurt, betrayal, and invasion of privacy, reports Dr. Nitzan. "All of the patients developed psychotic symptoms related to the situation, including delusions regarding the person behind the screen and their connection through the computer," he says. Two patients began to feel vulnerable as a result of sharing private information, and one even experienced tactile hallucinations, believing that the person beyond the screen was physically touching her.

Dr. Nitzan should maybe check out some of the more extreme Bronies, Homestuck fans, and the tumblr set for his next study.

Google "brony tulpa" if you want to get creeped out.


I would think it odd that Bronies are socially isolated. In my teens and twenties those of us into, for instance, Star Trek took turns having each other over to watch the show. Too broke to go out, we served one another tasty dishes like beans with beans because we didn't have the cash for rice. Or Ramen noodles. We hung out. We ate. If someone had recently been paid, sometimes alcohol was imbibed and we watched the show.Why wouldn't Bronies do the same with their favorite show?
 
2012-11-20 10:24:45 PM

Lunaville: I would think it odd that Bronies are socially isolated.


I wouldn't. I've spoken to quite a few and many of them will gladly admit they don't have any close friends. Also, Bronies are a phenomenon that comes exclusively from the internet. I've seen pictures of meet ups and whatnot, guys watching MLP together, but I think that's the exception rather than the rule.

Of course, all my evidence is anecdotal.
 
2012-11-20 10:24:47 PM

Fabric_Man: They say this crap about every new technology that comes along
Facebook
Internet
Cable
Television
Radio
Telegrams
Et cetera
Et cetera


What's that pigeon doing there?
 
2012-11-20 10:47:37 PM

Lunaville: spamdog: All three of Dr. Nitzan's patients sought refuge from a lonely situation and found solace in intense virtual relationships. Although these relationships were positive at first, they eventually led to feelings of hurt, betrayal, and invasion of privacy, reports Dr. Nitzan. "All of the patients developed psychotic symptoms related to the situation, including delusions regarding the person behind the screen and their connection through the computer," he says. Two patients began to feel vulnerable as a result of sharing private information, and one even experienced tactile hallucinations, believing that the person beyond the screen was physically touching her.

Dr. Nitzan should maybe check out some of the more extreme Bronies, Homestuck fans, and the tumblr set for his next study.

Google "brony tulpa" if you want to get creeped out.

I would think it odd that Bronies are socially isolated. In my teens and twenties those of us into, for instance, Star Trek took turns having each other over to watch the show. Too broke to go out, we served one another tasty dishes like beans with beans because we didn't have the cash for rice. Or Ramen noodles. We hung out. We ate. If someone had recently been paid, sometimes alcohol was imbibed and we watched the show.Why wouldn't Bronies do the same with their favorite show?


I get the sense that it was something that started out ironic but one day someone said no really this is fatuous and absurd that an adult likes this, you can stop pretending now...then it happened. Like a hipsters fashion sense they bought into the irony and it became reality.

I don't think they actually find real value in the show...I mean it's a farking children's cartoon. It's more of a look at me I'm a male attention whore, and when you're surrounded by other attention whores you get less, thus defeating the purpose of being a brony.
 
2012-11-20 10:55:46 PM

MayoSlather: I don't think they actually find real value in the show...I mean it's a farking children's cartoon. It's more of a look at me I'm a male attention whore, and when you're surrounded by other attention whores you get less, thus defeating the purpose of being a brony.


The whole thing is a secret fascination of mine.
 
2012-11-20 11:52:33 PM

Fabric_Man: They say this crap about every new technology that comes along
Facebook
Internet
Cable
Television
Radio
Telegrams
Et cetera
Et cetera


Why is Facebook on this list?
 
2012-11-20 11:53:14 PM

spamdog: All three of Dr. Nitzan's patients sought refuge from a lonely situation and found solace in intense virtual relationships. Although these relationships were positive at first, they eventually led to feelings of hurt, betrayal, and invasion of privacy, reports Dr. Nitzan. "All of the patients developed psychotic symptoms related to the situation, including delusions regarding the person behind the screen and their connection through the computer," he says. Two patients began to feel vulnerable as a result of sharing private information, and one even experienced tactile hallucinations, believing that the person beyond the screen was physically touching her.

Dr. Nitzan should maybe check out some of the more extreme Bronies, Homestuck fans, and the tumblr set for his next study.

Google "brony tulpa" if you want to get creeped out.


The MLP thing is weird.. At first I thought it was just another ironic picture meme to spam the internet with.. Then one day I stumbled across some random link, and another link.. Yeah.. They're just as bad as furfags..
 
2012-11-21 12:42:15 AM
There's no way to be sure. Concerned citizens should focus on nuking facebook just in case. Instructions are widely availabe on the internet.
 
2012-11-21 05:34:26 AM

spamdog:

Dr. Nitzan should maybe check out some of the more extreme Bronies, Homestuck fans, and the tumblr set for his next study.

Google "brony tulpa" if you want to get creeped out.



4chan/mlp
Because of you and your suggestion I just found out that 4chan has an MLP board.
 
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