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2013-09-17 12:19:50 PM  
Godamnitsomuch!
 
2013-09-17 12:20:42 PM  
It's not hard to understand why.
 
2013-09-17 12:22:11 PM  
I don't need anger management, I need people to stop pissing me off

/and that headline is annoying as hell, too
 
Pud [TotalFark]
2013-09-17 12:26:50 PM  
DAMMIT!!! Stop liking things I don't like a-hole
 
2013-09-17 12:30:21 PM  
"Sites like Facebook and Twitter help us stay connected to others, but all this interaction is leading to a lot of anger, according to a new study from researchers at China's Beihang University. "

No, subby, linking to a site with incessant pop-ups is what's making me angry.
 
2013-09-17 12:32:49 PM  
Also, the Internet is not making it angry, that is the fault of the idiots USING the internet.
 
2013-09-17 12:34:27 PM  
Isn't this a good thing? Instead of living safely in our intellectual bubbles we're now faced daily with people that vehemently disagree, forcing us to sharpen our ideas and examine our own reasons for believing what we do.
 
2013-09-17 12:36:34 PM  

UrukHaiGuyz: Isn't this a good thing? Instead of living safely in our intellectual bubbles we're now faced daily with people that vehemently disagree, forcing us to sharpen our ideas and examine our own reasons for believing what we do.


You're new to the internet, aren't you?
 
2013-09-17 12:41:05 PM  

UrukHaiGuyz: Isn't this a good thing? Instead of living safely in our intellectual bubbles we're now faced daily with people that vehemently disagree, forcing us to sharpen our ideas and examine our own reasons for believing what we do.


Freakin' troll
 
2013-09-17 12:43:59 PM  
"Anger spreads quicker than joy on the internet."


As does abject stupidity.
 
2013-09-17 12:51:33 PM  
There are publications that cater to those
i1185.photobucket.com
 
2013-09-17 12:54:31 PM  

UrukHaiGuyz: Isn't this a good thing? Instead of living safely in our intellectual bubbles we're now faced daily with people that vehemently disagree, forcing us to sharpen our ideas and examine our own reasons for believing what we do.


s22.postimg.org
 
2013-09-17 12:55:33 PM  
Your mom makes me angry when she uses her teeth.
 
2013-09-17 12:56:18 PM  
like a dragon?
 
2013-09-17 01:06:40 PM  

UrukHaiGuyz: Isn't this a good thing? Instead of living safely in our intellectual bubbles we're now faced daily with people that vehemently disagree, forcing us to sharpen our ideas and examine our own reasons for believing what we do.


It also allows a retreat into an impenetrable echo chamber.

It's part of the reason I quit using Facebook.  I couldn't deal with it and it was making me depressed, but I also couldn't stop myself and resist the temptation to see what some of my more bubble prone cousins and other relatives were doing and commenting trying to penetrate that bubble.

I've learned one thing though from Facebook.  Arguments aren't about who is right, they are about dominance.  Getting piled on for being the one dissenting voice is no fun.

Fark at least helps deal with things through the humor you guys show.   Plus, I don't actually know any of you.
 
2013-09-17 01:16:38 PM  
blogs.coventrytelegraph.net

Scrolled down to the Comments section on YouTube.
 
2013-09-17 01:30:38 PM  
I hope you all die ...
 
2013-09-17 01:44:29 PM  
The internet made me so angry the other day that I picked up a puppy from the shelter and gave it MMR vaccine after MMR vaccine until it got autism.
 
2013-09-17 01:47:58 PM  
i249.photobucket.com
 
2013-09-17 02:10:34 PM  

meat0918: UrukHaiGuyz: Isn't this a good thing? Instead of living safely in our intellectual bubbles we're now faced daily with people that vehemently disagree, forcing us to sharpen our ideas and examine our own reasons for believing what we do.

It also allows a retreat into an impenetrable echo chamber.

It's part of the reason I quit using Facebook.  I couldn't deal with it and it was making me depressed, but I also couldn't stop myself and resist the temptation to see what some of my more bubble prone cousins and other relatives were doing and commenting trying to penetrate that bubble.

I've learned one thing though from Facebook.  Arguments aren't about who is right, they are about dominance.  Getting piled on for being the one dissenting voice is no fun.


I'm at the fascination level with FB at the moment.  I hoped it would be a cool place were we can keep in touch and stay up to date with each other and maybe get together every now and then...but I've found that I don't want to get together (I guess that makes the depressing part).

I see those people constantly post ridiculous articles and make less than subtle statements about how everyone who thinks differently than themselves is stupid and if you or anyone you know post anything leaning to an opposing view, no matter how innocuous, they are all over it going crazy.  And then they get more riled up when you shoot down dumb-ass data/examples they post with factual data.
 
2013-09-17 02:22:33 PM  
Fark you, subby.
 
2013-09-17 02:23:57 PM  
nerdfitti.com
 
2013-09-17 02:24:44 PM  

meat0918: Arguments aren't about who is right, they are about dominance. Getting piled on for being the one dissenting voice is no fun.


Depends in part on how much of a masochist you are. Or perhaps on exactly how dominant a personality you can be among those arguing; to a certain sort of asshole (low-RWA, high-SDO variety), there's sometimes a sort of charm to being able to hold your own and more against a dozen different opponents all at once.

It's generally not all that productive, however.
 
2013-09-17 02:25:06 PM  

meat0918: It's part of the reason I quit using Facebook. I couldn't deal with it and it was making me depressed, but I also couldn't stop myself and resist the temptation to see what some of my more bubble prone cousins and other relatives were doing and commenting trying to penetrate that bubble.


I haven't quit yet. For years I always had a tab open to it but lately I've been closing that tab and only checking in every now and then. I'm not sure I'll get away from it totally, but what I'm doing works for now.
 
2013-09-17 02:25:24 PM  
The world is making me angry. The internet just concentrates it.
 
2013-09-17 02:29:33 PM  

skozlaw: The world is making me angry. The internet just concentrates it.


A whole shiatload of this.

/dumped FB a month ago. It helped me be less pissed off. Also watching less news, skipping most articles on fark and generally falling into a hermit hole.
 
2013-09-17 02:32:24 PM  
Well, actually, it's the idiots who make me angry, and the Internet lets them spout their views on things.  The Internet itself is a useful tool.
 
2013-09-17 02:32:29 PM  
So the Murdoch/Koch plan seems to be working.
 
2013-09-17 02:34:04 PM  
i1151.photobucket.com
WHY DON'T THEY HAVE A BIG RED "F**K YOU" BUTTON ON KEYBOARDS?
IT WOULD MAKE THE INTERNET EXPERIENCE MORE MANAGEABLE!
 
2013-09-17 02:39:11 PM  
I was pissed off long before I got online
 
2013-09-17 02:44:34 PM  
"If you ever get mad at the internet, just remember it'd be f**king tiny if only smart people were allowed to use it."  ~  Drew

/not Fark's Drew - the one who draws Toothpaste For Dinner
 
2013-09-17 02:51:03 PM  

ikanreed: Well, actually, it's the idiots who make me angry, and the Internet lets them spout their views on things.  The Internet itself is a useful tool.


People are the problem. They're almost always the problem.
 
2013-09-17 02:52:12 PM  
imgs.xkcd.com
 
2013-09-17 02:57:14 PM  
I quit Facebook about 5-6 months to go and I hate to admit it, but my life has improved since doing so. It's amazing how quickly I realized I didn't need it in my life to stay connected to people that I actually wanted to stay connected to. The rest, I don't miss at all.
 
2013-09-17 03:02:39 PM  
www.shoeboxblog.com
 
2013-09-17 03:16:25 PM  
fark you all!
 
2013-09-17 03:17:42 PM  
I was angry before it was cool to be angry on the internet.
 
2013-09-17 03:18:43 PM  

UrukHaiGuyz: Isn't this a good thing? Instead of living safely in our intellectual bubbles we're now faced daily with people that vehemently disagree, forcing us to sharpen our ideas and examine our own reasons for believing what we do.


That would be true if people where having rational discussions using evidence to support the arguments, however what is mostly happening are people are giving strawman, slipper slope and insults which instead polarize positions even more.
 
2013-09-17 03:18:52 PM  

lousyskater: I was angry before it was cool to be angry on the internet.


Yeah, Dial up was a real biatch.
 
2013-09-17 03:20:27 PM  
Arguing on the internet is not always pointless. In public forums, there are usually lots of lurkers who are interested. Those are the people I try to communicate with. I argue against trolls and misinformation in order to help the other readers.

Arguing in a private chat room with just you and one other person? That's pointless.

/Almost all of talk origins' Q&A database was formed from people arguing on the internet.
 
2013-09-17 03:23:49 PM  

mgshamster: Arguing on the internet is not always pointless. In public forums, there are usually lots of lurkers who are interested. Those are the people I try to communicate with. I argue against trolls and misinformation in order to help the other readers.

Arguing in a private chat room with just you and one other person? That's pointless.

/Almost all of talk origins' Q&A database was formed from people arguing on the internet.


I agree 100%. If you let only one side talk many people think that means it's the only view, so it's important to point out when others are wrong even if it doesn't change their opinion.
 
2013-09-17 03:26:48 PM  
No, work makes me angry.  Internets are where I come to calm down.
 
2013-09-17 03:32:40 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-09-17 03:33:02 PM  

that was my nickname in highschool: No, work makes me angry.  Internets are where I come to calm down.


Do you work at Car-Freshner?
 
2013-09-17 03:34:16 PM  
static.giantbomb.com
 
2013-09-17 03:36:19 PM  

skozlaw: The world is making me angry. The internet just concentrates it.


It lets you know things are out there to be angry about.

I would have never known about the cop who just yesterday abused his power in Ohio yesterday, but thanks to the internet, now i know, and i want the pig dead.
 
2013-09-17 03:40:01 PM  

Corvus: slipper slope


Don't forget being pedantic typo/grammar nazis.
 
2013-09-17 03:41:04 PM  
Familiarity breeds contempt.
 
2013-09-17 03:41:08 PM  

Corvus: mgshamster: Arguing on the internet is not always pointless. In public forums, there are usually lots of lurkers who are interested. Those are the people I try to communicate with. I argue against trolls and misinformation in order to help the other readers.

Arguing in a private chat room with just you and one other person? That's pointless.

/Almost all of talk origins' Q&A database was formed from people arguing on the internet.

I agree 100%. If you let only one side talk many people think that means it's the only view, so it's important to point out when others are wrong even if it doesn't change their opinion.


YOU'RE WRONG!
 
2013-09-17 03:43:19 PM  

icebergcomics: that was my nickname in highschool: No, work makes me angry.  Internets are where I come to calm down.

Do you work at Car-Freshner?



Is that a reference I'm not getting?
 
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