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(Slate)   "Maybe the negative folks are more active online in general," says researcher looking into this whole "internet" thing for the first time   (slate.com) divider line 15
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2013-04-29 12:08:17 PM
Subby you're stupid and this article is stupider.
 
2013-04-29 12:29:48 PM
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Jeff Carbonella
 
2013-04-29 12:43:53 PM
I'm definitely more positive in my conversations with people away from the Internet. I use the Internet to safely vent nearly all of my frustrations with humanity. Isn't that how everyone uses the Internet? Other than for porn and cat videos, of course.
 
2013-04-29 12:53:06 PM
Well, that was a waste of time.
 
2013-04-29 01:19:11 PM

Lando Lincoln: I'm definitely more positive in my conversations with people away from the Internet. I use the Internet to safely vent nearly all of my frustrations with humanity. Isn't that how everyone uses the Internet? Other than for porn and cat videos, of course.


Exactly.

We're all basically negative pricks, but try to rein it in when people could smack the piss out of us in real life.

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/how do you feel about cat porn?
 
2013-04-29 01:21:07 PM
Oh, piss off
 
2013-04-29 02:01:45 PM
Just gotta dig around the .ini files for the cleartext one that has the line "Piracy=1" and change it to "Piracy=0"
 
2013-04-29 02:19:06 PM
FTFA The study wasn't peer-reviewed and isn't likely to be published in Nature anytime soon.
In other words, move along, nothing to see here
/slate sucks
 
2013-04-29 02:43:43 PM
Or perhaps it's just time = money and people on average respond quicker to negative reinforcement.  You can get someone to respond to your work related issues faster by increasing a sense of urgency and priority to your issue through negativity (not by personal attacks unless you want to get fired).

Your issues becomes a priority for other people and thus your productivity increases because you've managed to focus efforts to your cause while simultaneously making you look like a team player and someone who can get things done by the upper management.
 
2013-04-29 03:06:14 PM
"People who tend to use positive, upbeat language... only respond to 47 percent of their emails within 24 hours. Those who more frequently use negative words... respond to a healthy 64 percent of messages within a day. That's 36 percent more..."

A 17 percent higher rate is 36 percent more. Statistical math is truly fascinating sometimes.
 
2013-04-29 03:43:06 PM

FirstNationalBastard: /how do you feel about cat porn?


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2013-04-29 04:53:34 PM

Lando Lincoln: I'm definitely more positive in my conversations with people away from the Internet. I use the Internet to safely vent nearly all of my frustrations with humanity. Isn't that how everyone uses the Internet? Other than for porn and cat videos, of course.


Can you imagine typing out a long-winded, blistering, happy rant?

"I am SO HAPPY right now, my life is SO WONDERFUL" on and on for 5000 words. That sounds like a good way to make everybody hate you.
 
2013-04-29 07:08:29 PM
tldr;
 
2013-04-30 03:25:01 AM
This thread makes me lose faith in humanity.

This thread, and all other threads.

Not that I had very much faith in humanity to start with, mind you.

You suck.
 
2013-04-30 08:07:51 AM

MacWizard: "People who tend to use positive, upbeat language... only respond to 47 percent of their emails within 24 hours. Those who more frequently use negative words... respond to a healthy 64 percent of messages within a day. That's 36 percent more..."

A 17 percent higher rate is 36 percent more. Statistical math is truly fascinating sometimes.


(64-47)/47 = 36.17% more. When to use the absolute difference and when to use the relative difference between two results is always a contentious question, but it seems a reasonable option in this case.
 
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