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(Ars Technica)   Are you Doomscrolling? You might be doing it right now   (arstechnica.com) divider line
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2020-06-29 1:47:25 PM  
I've been doom scrolling since the Doom was written on actual scrolls. Trust me, it keeps you busy almost as well as the study of mathematics or conspiracy theories.
 
2020-06-29 2:25:20 PM  
Yes - I do this... not as much as I played Doom II on my 486, but still a lot
 
2020-06-29 2:39:49 PM  
Ars Technica wants Black lives to not matter and Putin to get away with it?

Stop reading the news is not a solution to the problems eroding mental health. It's like stopping Covid-19 testing to make Trump "feel" better. It doesn't actually help.

When Putin is dead and Black lives start mattering, then I'll do other things. Till then, deal with it.
 
2020-06-29 3:49:55 PM  
These days all scrolling is doomscrolling. You have no chance to survive make your time.
 
2020-06-29 4:05:32 PM  
I've been doomscrolling pretty much nonstop since mid-2016. I even paid Drew money to hook it directly to my veins.
 
2020-06-29 4:17:22 PM  
I'm stupid scrolling.

I scroll through Fark, Facebook, the news.

*scroll*scroll*scroll*

"farking... stupid. WTF?"

*scroll*scroll*scroll*

"Are you shiatting me? That's farking stupid."

*scroll*scroll*scroll*

"That orange buffoon said what? Stupid, honest to god..."

*scroll*scroll*scroll*

"WT actual F? Antivaxers are doing what? farking stupid."

*scroll*scroll*scroll*

"Put on a FACE MASK, you stupid fark."
 
2020-06-29 4:25:19 PM  
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What a DOOM scroll might look like
 
2020-06-29 4:44:11 PM  

MusicMakeMyHeadPound: I've been doomscrolling pretty much nonstop since mid-2016. I even paid Drew money to hook it directly to my veins.


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2020-06-29 4:44:57 PM  
DOOM ETERNAL - Hell Priest Temple Chant (OST)
Youtube MzB0-fA2604
 
2020-06-29 4:52:17 PM  
If you doomscroll too far into the internet, the internet will doomscroll you.
 
2020-06-29 5:25:04 PM  
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2020-06-29 5:35:06 PM  
All I am getting from this article is that the people who write editorials are paying attention for the first farking time in their lives.

Fark them.
 
2020-06-29 6:01:29 PM  
Of course I Doom scroll.  How else am I supposed to change weapons in Doom Eternal?
 
2020-06-29 6:04:02 PM  
I was scrolling and then I got to this:

hey, are you doomscrolling?

It's almost Monday. Lots of big things happened this weekend, good and bad. Don't forget to take care of yourself and your mental health. Rest is still important. Sleep well.
- Karen K. Ho (@karenkho) June 15, 2020
I stopped. Karens are the doom of humanity. ;)
 
2020-06-29 6:04:53 PM  
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2020-06-29 6:16:46 PM  
Doomscrolling, sexier than expected.

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2020-06-29 6:29:30 PM  
I'm trying to quit. I have enough trouble sleeping without thinking about disease, stupid politics, and economic ruin
 
2020-06-29 6:47:05 PM  
Bah, the scroll glitch in Doom is for speedrunners only
 
2020-06-29 6:56:59 PM  
Whatever it is, I'm listening to this while doing it for the last couple of days, so maybe?!

Bulldozer and the Machine Guns - Ballads In Drop C (2019) (New Full EP)
Youtube aZsEAbn2jEk
 
2020-06-29 7:39:54 PM  

Tom Marvolo Bombadil: Doomscrolling, sexier than expected.

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That is a pretty sexy couch. If that lady would just get off it...
 
2020-06-29 10:54:26 PM  
Fark has been my #1 doomscrolling site since 07
 
2020-06-29 11:00:09 PM  

Purple_Urkle: Ars Technica wants Black lives to not matter and Putin to get away with it?

Stop reading the news is not a solution to the problems eroding mental health. It's like stopping Covid-19 testing to make Trump "feel" better. It doesn't actually help.

When Putin is dead and Black lives start mattering, then I'll do other things. Till then, deal with it.


I'd rather have Red Putin than Orange Baboon.
 
2020-06-29 11:07:35 PM  

Conservative Evangelical Millennial Cyclist: [Fark user image image 425x425]
What a DOOM scroll might look like


A DOOM fortune.
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2020-06-30 6:34:31 AM  
Holy crap. Fark collectively needs to get laid.
 
2020-06-30 10:23:47 AM  
I'm not ever worried about anything in the news, but I scroll through, and try to think of something silly to comment about it. I live in a rural area in NY, I don't have to worry about anything.

No bad weather, no earthquakes, no volcanoes, no covid, no street protests, no asteroids, no mass shootings, no riots, no lack of drugs and alcohol, no coal rolling, no problem.
 
2020-06-30 11:28:24 AM  
Stay informed and keep slipping, or stay happy at the expense of remaining ignorant?

Ah, the dilemmas of the anxiety-prone.
 
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