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(C|Net)   Researchers link mental illness with Facebook behaviors. Especially those people who are still buying Facebook stock   (news.cnet.com) divider line 30
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2013-01-26 03:41:51 PM
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2013-01-26 03:52:31 PM
I'm guessing it's REALLY bad if you don't have a Facebook account.

I'm talking call the cops, bad.
 
2013-01-26 04:00:27 PM
So did CBS tell them to cover this?
 
2013-01-26 04:02:38 PM
Like smartest and funniest for this post, or scroll past if you don't care about dead kittens or Jesus dying for your sins, or our soldiers in Iraq, or hate your grandmother.
 
2013-01-26 04:04:05 PM

Duke Skymocker: So did CBS tell them to cover this?


This will be on the news tonight. The reporting will be typical television journalism science.
 
2013-01-26 04:07:19 PM
I had an acquaintance who would post only negative things on Facebook. At least five posts a day complaining about something and how horrible everything is. Eventually, I clicked the option to hide her posts without unfriending her.

I would say that's evidence of depression or something...

Someone else I knew publicly insulted a certain restaurant and the owner (called him a drunk) on her Facebook profile after she was fired -- and she did this while everyone else at the restaurant were still friends of hers on Facebook. That's probably not normal, either. (Not a psychologist.)

The thing is: As the social-media generation becomes older and such behavior on social media becomes routine since it's all they've ever known, will this behavior then become "normal" by default? (I'm 32.)
 
2013-01-26 04:13:35 PM
Will this do anything to explain those who choose to use facebook to share and biatch about every. Single. Thing in their life they view as some sort of injustice or pain in the ass. You know the person I'm talking about. It definitely seems like some kind of mental disorder.

Pretty much the only thing I will biatch about on Facebook is sports. Because, you know, nobody gives a shiat and I ain't airing out my dirty laundry to random people from high school.
 
2013-01-26 04:20:30 PM
Facebook explained:

step 1-
post pictures of food, a song you like, some pics of your vacation.

step 2-
complain about the food, biatch about Guided By Voxhaul selling out, biatch about mastercard taking your house because you can't pay for vacation.

step 3-
your short circuited reward system goes mental when people post replies of any kind.

step 4-
repeat.


facebook is like winning a free game at pinball. no actual tangible reward for the time put in. that's ok though, your brain doesn't know the difference unless you are a centered and mentally healthy individual.

i do not use facebook. facebook is for morans.
 
2013-01-26 04:25:03 PM

bostonguy: ...

Someone else I knew publicly insulted a certain restaurant and the owner (called him a drunk) on her Facebook profile after she was fired -- and she did this while everyone else at the restaurant were still friends of hers on Facebook. That's probably not normal, either. (Not a psychologist.) ...


Why is this not normal? Sounds like she got angry and vented. Now, if she continued to insult the guy like that for months or something, sure.
 
2013-01-26 04:25:32 PM
A friend from college keeps posting stupid Tea Party crap. So many times I want to respond that he's wrong but I back off. I really want to just unfriend him because obviously he's miserable living in America under Obama's presidency.
 
2013-01-26 04:33:34 PM
So what does it mean when I share 60's era protester songs along with cat pictures, silly bathroom humor cartoons, insults about Fartbongo and Rapeublicans, half naked women, motorcycles, cars, butterflies, tattoos and all around general silliness?
 
2013-01-26 04:34:14 PM

hawcian: bostonguy: ...

Someone else I knew publicly insulted a certain restaurant and the owner (called him a drunk) on her Facebook profile after she was fired -- and she did this while everyone else at the restaurant were still friends of hers on Facebook. That's probably not normal, either. (Not a psychologist.) ...

Why is this not normal? Sounds like she got angry and vented. Now, if she continued to insult the guy like that for months or something, sure.


I look at it like this:

1.) My boss calls me into his office, fires me, and then I yell at him.

2.) Publicly insulting my boss personally on a public Facebook post for everyone in the (relatively) small town to see

Number two just seems like a very poor choice, and perhaps a symptom of a mental disorder. Or maybe just very bad personal judgement. Who knows...
 
2013-01-26 04:54:37 PM

bostonguy: I had an acquaintance who would post only negative things on Facebook. At least five posts a day complaining about something and how horrible everything is. Eventually, I clicked the option to hide her posts without unfriending her.


But how will you know when she's about to off herself
 
2013-01-26 05:39:28 PM
Why do I have a feeling that facebook had something to do with this study?
 
2013-01-26 06:08:42 PM
In all seriousness, I think this is interesting and important research to be doing. At any given moment, my news feed has examples of depression, narcissism or self-aggrandization.

One buddy of mine actually is clinically bipolar (yes we're trying to get him help, but he flat out refuses it), and his rambling posts are a darkly fascinating look into mental illness.
 
2013-01-26 06:57:08 PM

bostonguy: I had an acquaintance who would post only negative things on Facebook. At least five posts a day complaining about something and how horrible everything is. Eventually, I clicked the option to hide her posts without unfriending her.
I would say that's evidence of depression or something...


if you've been around Fark long enough and recognize enough people (so ronery), you can see some people's mental health unraveling. It's harder to see when someone starts doing better, unless they come right out and say, "I am doing good now," while the bitter rants of the people who are breaking up or going through hard times just come out over and over again.

I used to do it myself before my life got somewhat better and I don't do it so much anymore. Now I consider an unhinged rant a sign that I need to get off Fark and go for a long walk. But you can tell when somebody is starting to lose it when you see certain kinds of posts over and over again from them.

Better to let it out on some internet message board than go shoot up a mall, I guess, and maybe it helps sometimes. I don't think most people are honest on-line, but when they're hurting, it comes out no matter what they're talking about.
 
2013-01-26 07:55:05 PM
I just recently after 3 years on FB have just flat out started deleting batshiat crazy people. I am talking about the people who can not get past it. It's a discussion. I feel bad for whoever they live with.
 
2013-01-26 08:06:28 PM

skinink: A friend from college keeps posting stupid Tea Party crap. So many times I want to respond that he's wrong but I back off. I really want to just unfriend him because obviously he's miserable living in America under Obama's presidency.


I have a friend like that. I just keep posting references to Somalia in his threads.
 
2013-01-26 08:52:05 PM

Haliburton Cummings: Facebook explained:

step 1-
post pictures of food, a song you like, some pics of your vacation.

step 2-
complain about the food, biatch about Guided By Voxhaul selling out, biatch about mastercard taking your house because you can't pay for vacation.

step 3-
your short circuited reward system goes mental when people post replies of any kind.

step 4-
repeat.


This part of your post is correct, but the moron part is questionable. People have been morons for so long it's not moronic anymore, it's just best defined as a combination of "most people are average" and "common sens is not so common." A moron can do pretty well these days.
 
2013-01-26 09:13:21 PM

Duke Skymocker: So did CBS tell them to cover this?


You wouldn't be seeing it if not for CBS's CSB stamp of approval
 
2013-01-26 09:20:29 PM

cryinoutloud: bostonguy: I had an acquaintance who would post only negative things on Facebook. At least five posts a day complaining about something and how horrible everything is. Eventually, I clicked the option to hide her posts without unfriending her.
I would say that's evidence of depression or something...

if you've been around Fark long enough and recognize enough people (so ronery), you can see some people's mental health unraveling. It's harder to see when someone starts doing better, unless they come right out and say, "I am doing good now," while the bitter rants of the people who are breaking up or going through hard times just come out over and over again.

I used to do it myself before my life got somewhat better and I don't do it so much anymore. Now I consider an unhinged rant a sign that I need to get off Fark and go for a long walk. But you can tell when somebody is starting to lose it when you see certain kinds of posts over and over again from them.

Better to let it out on some internet message board than go shoot up a mall, I guess, and maybe it helps sometimes. I don't think most people are honest on-line, but when they're hurting, it comes out no matter what they're talking about.


Well, there's quite a difference between venting and shooting up a mall. I have no reason to be dishonest here, and I figure a place like Fark is much better than Facebook because no real names are used, for instance. But, at least I'm trying to improve rather than just venting and doing nothing about it. As for Facebook, I don't tend to talk about my personal life much. I don't even use it much outside of the apps.
 
2013-01-26 10:55:45 PM

skinink: A friend from college keeps posting stupid Tea Party crap. So many times I want to respond that he's wrong but I back off. I really want to just unfriend him because obviously he's miserable living in America under Obama's presidency.


I experience it both ways. not like that... ;) A fair bit of Nonstop Anti-Obama stuff, about how he is a non-flag saluting Muslim from Kenya who hates America and Jesus. More obnoxious than that are my relatives who post really poorly reasoned crap from specifically anti-conservative and ultra-liberal sites. It's especially weird given these aren't 20 or 30-something-year-olds. Since I know them, I do know what their lives are like, where they came from, how they were raised, how they got to where they, are and how that differs from how they think they got to where they are in life. The problems in their lives have nothing to do with the rich not paying enough taxes, Big Oil, "the companies", or stupid religious people, but you wouldn't know it from their postings.

Fortunately the mopes that think Facebook is the place to enlighten people who are already happier and/or more successful than themselves are in the minority.
 
2013-01-26 11:03:08 PM
You can link anything if you try hard enough.
 
2013-01-26 11:37:06 PM

TheOriginalEd: You can link anything if you try hard enough.


Send a friend request to Kevin Bacon.
 
2013-01-27 12:18:50 AM
Researchers link mental illness with Facebook behaviors. Especially those people who are still buying Facebook stock

chart.finance.yahoo.com

Yeah, anyone buying this is clearly mental.
 
2013-01-27 12:48:38 AM
What strikes me the most about some Facebook users is the amount of personal information they share in posts. It is like they somehow don't think the gravity of their comments through. That they forget they are essentially speaking directly to dozens, if not hundreds, of people. My family was just talking tonight about the crazy stuff they've seen on Facebook. I think I had them all topped, and I am taking this opportunity to hijack this thread with Craziest Facebook Posts:

There was a 24 year old guy arguing with his mother and sister one time. They were trying to pound it into his head that he should not have a 13 year old girlfriend. She just. Turned. Thirteen. He was defending himself in the post which boggled my mind. The real crazy came in when the girlfriend herself started posting. So you have a 24 year old man and a 13 year old little girl arguing with the grown ass man's mother and sister. I still wonder to this day if he was ever jailed, because I seriously considered reporting it myself.

Use a filter, people. Use.A.Frakkin.Filter. Whether it be your internal filter or the Facebook filters.
 
2013-01-27 08:26:48 AM
What about those users who will viciously attack total strangers in a Facebook thread? That's happened to me twice, and I was just aghast that there are people who think it's acceptable to express themselves in such a manner.
 
2013-01-27 08:41:56 AM

Nogale: What about those users who will viciously attack total strangers in a Facebook thread? That's happened to me twice, and I was just aghast that there are people who think it's acceptable to express themselves in such a manner.


I think it's a combination of feeling frustrated that their voices aren't heard in the real world and the "anonymity" of FB (ie, no face-to-face social ability required) that leads some people to behave that way. I see it most often when people discuss political topics. Hell, anyone who has worked retail for a while can tell you about someone that started spouting off with inappropriate hostility. I think FB just makes it easier.
 
2013-01-27 12:52:15 PM

SevenizGud: Yeah, anyone buying this is clearly mental.


Slightly less ridiculous is "the housing market will only go up!", because at least you'll still own a house when it tanks.
 
2013-01-28 04:26:48 AM

skinink: A friend from college keeps posting stupid Tea Party crap. So many times I want to respond that he's wrong but I back off. I really want to just unfriend him because obviously he's miserable living in America under Obama's presidency.



You should tell him to "love it or leave it". Then sit back and laugh at his angry replies.
 
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