Anonymous anger on the internet?

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No! Really? Are you angry? Doesn't look like you are alone.

http://www.cnn.com/2008/TECH/11/03/angr ... index.html

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(CNN) -- There's a whole world of people out there, and boy, are they pissed off.
On political blogs, the invective flies. Posters respond to the latest celebrity gossip with mockery or worse. Sports fans set up Web sites with names that begin with "fire," hoping coaches, athletic directors and sportscasters lose their jobs.

And though there are any number of bloggers and commenters who attempt to keep their postings and responses on a civil level, all too often interactive Web sites descend into ad hominem attacks, insults and plain old name-calling. Indeed, there are even whole sites devoted to venting, such as justrage.com (one screed there was titled, "I don't give a flying f***, so f*** you") and mybiggestcomplaint.com.

This is not a world Emily Post would want to be caught in after dark.
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LOL I'd be surprised if anyone here knows who Emily Post was.
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LOL I'd be surprised if anyone here knows who Emily Post was.


Some of us did pay attention in American Lit. ;)

I've quit reading the 'comment' sections that follow news articles. They've just become unbearable.
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LOUD NOISES!!
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I learned how to manage anger from my cat.

If he just meows I keep doing whatever it is I'm doing because all of his meows sound the same.
But if he scratches the $%*! out of me I stop immediately & it takes awhile before I forget and do it again.

Taking from this experience, I just slap people upside the head when they anger me. It's much more effective than trying to reason with them, they think I'm kidding when I do that.
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Taking from this experience, I just slap people upside the head when they anger me. It's much more effective than trying to reason with them, they think I'm kidding when I do that.


I see a business opportunity here for an iPhone app. Continuing with the appleness, we can call it the iSlap for all those times when it would be so beneficial to text a slap to someone...

Anyone interested in investing?
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would you all just shut the f*** up please! dammit!



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There are many angry people out there. Business opportunity perhaps?
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I wonder though - are people really any more nervous, angry or unhappy than they ever were? Or are we just coming to a day and age when society is heavy on the whole self-expression thing - both promoting it as healthy, and providing technical platforms for it (i.e. the interwebz!!)

Maybe we're not more angry. Maybe we're just less repressed :D
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I think you may have a point there C ... but it could also be the case that because it is being less repressed, these feelings and actions do increase because there is nothing to "tame" them ...
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Don2007 wrote:
LOL I'd be surprised if anyone here knows who Emily Post was.


Some of us did pay attention in American Lit. ;)

I've quit reading the 'comment' sections that follow news articles. They've just become unbearable.



Yes, they're full of nothing but bad grammar and angry people.
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Ever watched a documentary called "Why Hitler Lost the War"? It is 1 hour and 7 minutes, but I watched like 15 minutes of it before I quit :lol: Like 5 of those minutes they talked about how Hitler came to gain his anger on people. His Mein Kampf
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Can you imagine what would have hapened if Hitler had access to the Internet ?
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Can you imagine what would have hapened if Hitler had access to the Internet ?


His screen name would have been F├╝hrer89? :lol:
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Can you imagine what would have hapened if Hitler had access to the Internet ?

Sites like SomethingAwful, YTMND, and 4chan would've made him the laughing stock of the world.
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lol. That would be weird. There would be quite a few of "I hate jews; I hate the world" sites.
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I think if Hitler had had access to the Internet, he would never have made it into WWI. I think he would have turned out to be someone whos' work we admire today.

Hitler had architectural talent, but nowhere to use it.
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I think if Hitler had had access to the Internet, he would never have made it into WWI. I think he would have turned out to be someone whos' work we admire today.

Hitler had architectural talent, but nowhere to use it.


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Well, that's a really big IF and MAYBE. Personally, I don't see how internet access would have, so specifically, accomplished that.

Could be that he would have just been another obscure human looking a porn and posting comments on Rush Limbaugh's site.
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I think the single most defining moment in Hitlers life was failing the entrance exam for art school because with his father dead and mother on her death bed he really had nowhere else to go.

I think given the Internet he would have had a chance to connect with people who recognised his architectural talent rather than condemn him for his lack of attention to the human form.
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I think the single most defining moment in Hitlers life was failing the entrance exam for art school because with his father dead and mother on her death bed he really had nowhere else to go.

I think given the Internet he would have had a chance to connect with people who recognised his architectural talent rather than condemn him for his lack of attention to the human form.


That is a good argument and very knowledgeable. However, I just don't think we can posit anything so exacting. I think the only thing we can say for sure is that having the internet would have changed Hitler - and in addition, the world around him, as well. It would have changed an incalculable number of variables.

I might also point out that his era was awash in new technology. Technology those folks saw as equally revolutionary. Hitler was in fact on the cutting edge of television and planned to use it thoroughly as a propaganda tool.

Also, I think you're giving the internet/web way too much credit for being nurturing. I, personally, don't think the internet has come so far. It could be that, given the internet, Hitler would have more likely found information to fuel his megalomania.
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It wouldn't have nurtured him, it would have connected him without giving him a chance to associate discomfort with any specific race.

That art school was his only choice, or at least that's how he felt about it. He probably realized there was more out there and that he just didn't have the resources to get to it.

His idea for a "super race" was probably linked back to the blonde haired girl he was obsessed with. She brought him joy, where people who didn't look like her were likely a source of discomfort for him.

It would have been hard for him to assiciate discomfort with races of people had he been dealing with anonymous avatars.
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Yeah, maybe. That could very well be.

The internet can be used to expand horizons of knowledge and understanding, but it can also serve to focus ideas of hatred and misunderstanding. I don't think it's use, or effect, are universal or predictable.

I just don't see that the internet changes who we are (in our soul?) anymore than words on a printed page, a radio or TV broadcast, a political rally, a conversation at a beer garden, etc.

Quantity and speed doesn't imply quality, IMO.
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Sometimes you have to sift through a lot of rocks to get one diamond. Not everyone lives on top of a diamond mine.
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About Hitler and his technology, he had the most advanced tanks of the time. What drove him to hate Jews in my opinion is the loss and the effects of WWI. Germany had to pay reparations for the damage that "they" caused, and being the nationalist he is, Hitler needed a scapegoat for all their troubles and he chose the Jews and other people he considered inhuman or whatever he considered them... unAryan.


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Sometimes you have to sift through a lot of rocks to get one diamond. Not everyone lives on top of a diamond mine.


You can move, can't you?
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About Hitler and his technology, he had the most advanced tanks of the time. What drove him to hate Jews in my opinion is the loss and the effects of...


... WWI, which Hitler likely never would have been a part of had he been able to connect with someone who valued his talents for constructive purposes rather than rejected him based on the abilities he didn't have.
Hitler excelled at building war machines because of his ability to draw buildings with exceptional detail after having seen them only once. He had an astounding memory.

War was simply the first chance he had to use his abilities to their full potetial.

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Sometimes you have to sift through a lot of rocks to get one diamond. Not everyone lives on top of a diamond mine.


You can move, can't you?


Feasable for a diamond miner, not so much for a teenager with no father and his mother on her death bed.

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