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(Telegraph)   Twitter users separating into 'tribes' and developing own languages. Fascinating human sociology or just really stupid?   ( divider line
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2013-03-17 08:03:56 PM  

Son of Thunder: KiltedBastich: Speaking as someone with a degree in sociology, I can tell you that a great deal of sociology is trying to understand why humans do the particular stupid things that they do.

They just usually aren't allowed to actually come out and call those stupid things actually stupid.

Speaking as someone with a degree in psychology, I say: Join us in the Dark Side, for we are allowed to do so.  I structured an entire Cognitive Psychology lecture around Sternberg et al.'s work on the psychology of stupidity.  It was fun, and astoundingly practical for a cog psych lecture.

Actually, I have degrees in both sociology and psychology. Arguably the reason why the sociologists can't actually call stupid things stupid, is because they are interested in why the person doing it doesn't think it's stupid. The really stupidest things humans do tend to have long convoluted social constructions for why they supposedly aren't stupid - at least from the perspective of the people doing said stupid things.
2013-03-17 08:42:03 PM  

StoPPeRmobile: Rhino_man: Really? And I'm the first one to mention 4chan?

What, no mention of USENET? favorited!!

Sorry, I was born in '87 and I only heard of USENET as it was dying, when I was a child.
2013-03-17 09:31:32 PM  
Commonly a product is sold and named using additions to the root word or portions of the root word most defining the original target market.

Kix is for Kids, Pedialite etc.

2013-03-17 10:30:29 PM  
'Allo me old china - wot say we pop round the Jack. I'll stand you a pig and you can rabbit on about your teapots. We can 'ave some loop and tommy and be off before the dickory hits twelve.
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