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(NPR)   Having online conversations is crippling our ability to have in-person conversations   ( divider line
    More: Obvious, digital native, Sherry Turkle, Toronto International Film Festival, conversations, John Cacioppo  
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3556 clicks; posted to Main » on 30 Sep 2013 at 1:18 AM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-09-29 10:38:44 PM  
3 votes:
It's hard to make the Hot Teen Slut persona work in real life
2013-09-30 01:38:00 AM  
2 votes:
That's bullshiat.

I don't even need to have in-person conversations if I never leave the basement.

Enjoy your sun-induced cancer you elitist surface geeks.
2013-09-30 12:12:55 AM  
2 votes:
Having online conversations is crippling our ability to have in-person conversations

No u
2013-09-29 11:22:30 PM  
2 votes:
I wonder if this old man yelled at the clouds back when the telephone showed up as the new fangled, impersonal, social-skill stunting communication medium?

/brb, just need to copy/paste my son's bedtime story to him again
2013-09-29 10:18:59 PM  
2 votes:
I tried using a cute cat image macro in real life to a woo a lady, but the cat landed on her face and they both had to get stitches. Then I had to get a Jimmy Chu removed from my groin.
2013-09-29 10:06:45 PM  
2 votes:
Eabod & foadiaf
2013-09-29 09:32:04 PM  
2 votes:
wtf? omg
2013-09-30 01:28:21 PM  
1 vote:

spamdog: Huck And Molly Ziegler: The Internet is an infinite encyclopedia.

OMG. I don't look at porn, and I still find the internet to be infinite. What is beyond infinite?!???
I need to think about this when I'm really high. Maybe I can find some young people to discuss this with, see if they have any conversational skills.

/But it'll just turn into a discussion about pron.
//And why would I want to talk to them anyway? That's why I got old--so I don't have to talk to them.
2013-09-30 01:54:15 AM  
1 vote:

Tatterdemalian: "'If you want a man to be honest, then give him a mask, turn the lights off, let nobody know who he is, and he doesn't have to worry about what you think about him,' he says."

And yet, when the internet did just that for him, "Eventually, he says, the person in his profile was wasn't really him anymore - just a version of the person he wanted to be."

/doesn't pass the smell test
//and given the stuff I've heard on XBox Live, I think we should stop encouraging that much honesty
///we have a civilization where everybody pretends they have their dark side under control for a reason, you know

The purest form of this internet honesty can be found on fourchan's /b/.   That's the human id laid bare for the world to see. Celebrated racism, sexism, glorification of death and disfigurement, mingled with bawl threads, boxxy love threads, and raids to avenge injured kittens.

And yet, when you strip away the bullshiat, /b/ is all about saying whatever they feel that they need to say, no matter how crude or taboo it might be.  It's a place where the taboos of society are washed away by a flood of acidic cynicism.
2013-09-30 01:41:04 AM  
1 vote:

MurphyMurphy: My online conversations are my own business

and how dare you suggest me showing my penis to a slideshow of random strangers isn't true meaningful intimate contact?

I have a usb device that allows viewers to remotely touch it and everything.

Now we know Anthony Weiner's Fark handle.
2013-09-29 11:40:14 PM  
1 vote:

Mentat: That's because I don't want to actually meet any of you.  I read Craigslist, I know how these irl meet-ups work.

Hey, Farkers will leave you ONE working kidney. They're good like that...
2013-09-29 11:01:24 PM  
1 vote:
That's because I don't want to actually meet any of you.  I read Craigslist, I know how these irl meet-ups work.
2013-09-29 10:03:22 PM  
1 vote:

The Stealth Hippopotamus: JerkyMeat: wtf? omg

My BFF Jill
2013-09-29 09:54:17 PM  
1 vote:

JerkyMeat: wtf? omg

My BFF Jill
2013-09-29 09:35:00 PM  
1 vote:
Yes, but on the other hand, how many folks are learning to excel at writing interactive erotica? Skill sets, people. Folks are building skill sets...
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