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2021-02-26 12:52:15 PM  
To be honest, I skip a lot of greenlit stuff because I'm tired of it. Poor Fark: it came to life at a time when bizzaro crazy was yet to be normalized.
 
2021-02-26 1:05:36 PM  
Someday we'll find it, the doomscroll connection. The griefers, the shiatposters and meeee...
 
2021-02-26 2:22:39 PM  
Uh, turn the device off?
 
2021-02-26 2:23:35 PM  

Heamer: Uh, turn the device off?


I'll try but do you think I can find this much outrage IRL?
 
2021-02-26 2:26:16 PM  
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/ Been doomscrolling a lot less since the end of January
 
2021-02-26 2:26:45 PM  

40 degree day: Heamer: Uh, turn the device off?

I'll try but do you think I can find this much outrage IRL?


You can, but you have to develop the skill to overreact to little things. Takes some practice.
 
2021-02-26 2:27:13 PM  
But I need to be offended and outraged.  It makes me happy.
 
2021-02-26 2:27:31 PM  

40 degree day: I'll try but do you think I can find this much outrage IRL?


You're not going to the right hate rallies. Who's your hate rally guy?
 
2021-02-26 2:27:59 PM  
"Doomscrolling" is another one of those terms that makes me all stabby.

/ ok, not really
/ still stupid
/
 
2021-02-26 2:29:14 PM  
Q-anon stories are my catnip.

It is amazing to me the stupid shiat otherwise normal human beings can believe in.

/It's because of the chemicals in contrails the satanic lizard people have been using. Study it out
 
2021-02-26 2:29:28 PM  
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2021-02-26 2:29:35 PM  

big pig peaches: 40 degree day: Heamer: Uh, turn the device off?

I'll try but do you think I can find this much outrage IRL?

You can, but you have to develop the skill to overreact to little things. Takes some practice.


I need to intern with a Karen, if anyone knows of an opening.
 
2021-02-26 2:30:15 PM  

Heamer: 40 degree day: I'll try but do you think I can find this much outrage IRL?

You're not going to the right hate rallies. Who's your hate rally guy?


In this country, all hate rallies are right hate rallies.
 
2021-02-26 2:30:33 PM  
steals hour of my time ... feature not bug.
 
2021-02-26 2:30:40 PM  
CNN to the rescue!

Or

How to maintain your informational bubble.
 
2021-02-26 2:33:39 PM  
FAcebook makes it easy, they litter your feed with 'suggestions' and other BS.  Their 'feature' has really helped me not give a shiat about FAcebook.
 
2021-02-26 2:34:19 PM  
> Doomscrolling can steal hours of your time -- here's how to take it back

The problem has largely miraculously disappeared.

Since Biden was inaugurated and Trump muzzled the amount of news devoted to newly breaking  dangerous idiocy from Trump and his crowd has gone way down. That group may still want to rob and kill us but they have lost their teeth.
 
2021-02-26 2:35:03 PM  

GypsyJoker: In this country, all hate rallies are right hate rallies.


I've been informed by multiple reliable sources on Facebook that the Bureau of Land Management and the Anteefers are the leftists who are rallying all the hate.

Chessmate, liberal.
 
2021-02-26 2:42:45 PM  

Heamer: Uh, turn the device off?


Don't be stupid. How else else are people supposed to get properly righteous without reading nonstop doomposts.

/Validation, my friend.
 
2021-02-26 2:43:34 PM  
*Scrolls through the miles of scalper prices on NewEgg for video cards in a vain attempt to build a new PC*

It hurts man, it hurts!
 
2021-02-26 2:48:29 PM  

40 degree day: big pig peaches: 40 degree day: Heamer: Uh, turn the device off?

I'll try but do you think I can find this much outrage IRL?

You can, but you have to develop the skill to overreact to little things. Takes some practice.

I need to intern with a Karen, if anyone knows of an opening.


You need help finding Karen's opening? I wouldn't even do that with someone else's penis.
 
2021-02-26 2:48:39 PM  
CCN is like the poster child of doom.  Did the plane go through a black hole?
 
2021-02-26 2:56:05 PM  
I kicked my habit on January 20th. Now I just read the news without grinding teeth and a pit in my stomach.
 
2021-02-26 2:57:29 PM  
Despite the opportunity I myself have never taken the opportunity to exchange fellatio for doomscrolling.
 
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2021-02-26 3:11:17 PM  
It's easy, just spend that time scrolling through ebay spending money on crap you don't need.
 
2021-02-26 3:46:34 PM  

GypsyJoker: Heamer: 40 degree day: I'll try but do you think I can find this much outrage IRL?

You're not going to the right hate rallies. Who's your hate rally guy?

In this country, all hate rallies are right hate rallies.


Sounds like you hate the right.  Maybe you and the other people like you should have some kind of rally.
 
2021-02-26 3:48:02 PM  

bluewave69: steals hour of my time ... feature not bug.


Seconded.  I'm supposed to be doing some pantry cleaning right now.  But, the cat is comfy, my legs are getting numb, may as well run down my phone's battery.
 
2021-02-26 3:56:36 PM  
I'm just here to doomscroll the comments...
 
2021-02-26 4:04:09 PM  
some days the doomscrolling is the only thing keeping me breathing in and out

once we get past some of this possible doom, I'll look into stopping

until then, I'll do everything I can to keep the breathing they way it should be, even if it means doomscrolling
 
2021-02-26 6:13:48 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: "Doomscrolling" is another one of those terms that makes me all stabby.

/ ok, not really
/ still stupid
/


Got a better word?
 
2021-02-26 6:52:21 PM  

Smackledorfer: ArcadianRefugee: "Doomscrolling" is another one of those terms that makes me all stabby.

/ ok, not really
/ still stupid
/

Got a better word?


I dunno ... reading?

People have been doing this since the age of the newspaper (remember those?)  Making it electronic doesn't change it.  Didn't think we really needed a word for it.

But, "whatevs".  Now get off my lawn.
 
2021-02-26 7:02:24 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: Smackledorfer: ArcadianRefugee: "Doomscrolling" is another one of those terms that makes me all stabby.

/ ok, not really
/ still stupid
/

Got a better word?

I dunno ... reading?

People have been doing this since the age of the newspaper (remember those?)  Making it electronic doesn't change it.  Didn't think we really needed a word for it.

But, "whatevs".  Now get off my lawn.


Doomscrolling is obviously a term that is more specific than reading. We have a variety of words for a reason :)

fark your lawn, and your couch too.
 
2021-02-26 7:55:06 PM  

Smackledorfer: ArcadianRefugee: Smackledorfer: ArcadianRefugee: "Doomscrolling" is another one of those terms that makes me all stabby.

/ ok, not really
/ still stupid
/

Got a better word?

I dunno ... reading?

People have been doing this since the age of the newspaper (remember those?)  Making it electronic doesn't change it.  Didn't think we really needed a word for it.

But, "whatevs".  Now get off my lawn.

Doomscrolling is obviously a term that is more specific than reading. We have a variety of words for a reason :)

fark your lawn, and your couch too.


Well, that escalated quickly.

/ also, seriously: you are arguing "We have a variety of words" with the wrong goddamned Farker
/ and you have a small penis
 
2021-02-26 7:59:06 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: Smackledorfer: ArcadianRefugee: Smackledorfer: ArcadianRefugee: "Doomscrolling" is another one of those terms that makes me all stabby.

/ ok, not really
/ still stupid
/

Got a better word?

I dunno ... reading?

People have been doing this since the age of the newspaper (remember those?)  Making it electronic doesn't change it.  Didn't think we really needed a word for it.

But, "whatevs".  Now get off my lawn.

Doomscrolling is obviously a term that is more specific than reading. We have a variety of words for a reason :)

fark your lawn, and your couch too.

Well, that escalated quickly.

/ also, seriously: you are arguing "We have a variety of words" with the wrong goddamned Farker
/ and you have a small penis


I mean, either you are foolish enough to think doomscrolling is adequately replaced by reading, or you are just acting the fool.

Doomscroll in peace.
 
2021-02-26 9:07:06 PM  
I assumed that the term 'doomscrolling,' as it's used in TFA, resulted from a number of news (and "news") sites removing pagination and switching to the infinite scroll model, a la Reddit a couple years ago (the first example I can think of at the moment), specifically referring to the largely negative, anxiety-inducing, and/or pessimistic news that tends to (over)populate many peoples' news feed.

A little more specific than just "reading," but I don't really give a sh*t.

/didn't actually read TFA
 
2021-02-26 11:08:00 PM  

Smackledorfer: ArcadianRefugee: Smackledorfer: ArcadianRefugee: Smackledorfer: ArcadianRefugee: "Doomscrolling" is another one of those terms that makes me all stabby.

/ ok, not really
/ still stupid
/

Got a better word?

I dunno ... reading?

People have been doing this since the age of the newspaper (remember those?)  Making it electronic doesn't change it.  Didn't think we really needed a word for it.

But, "whatevs".  Now get off my lawn.

Doomscrolling is obviously a term that is more specific than reading. We have a variety of words for a reason :)

fark your lawn, and your couch too.

Well, that escalated quickly.

/ also, seriously: you are arguing "We have a variety of words" with the wrong goddamned Farker
/ and you have a small penis

I mean, either you are foolish enough to think doomscrolling is adequately replaced by reading, or you are just acting the fool.

Doomscroll in peace.


Two posts of yours and its amazing how your comprehension seems to have ended at "reading" in my initial comment.

A word immediately preceded by "I dunno" and followed by a question mark.

I take it back: "doomscrolling" obviously doesn't involve reading.
 
2021-02-27 8:46:52 AM  
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