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Why We Are Mean on the Internet


#1

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=rudeness-on-the-internet

"Mean comments arise from a lack of eye contact more than from anonymity"


#2

I don’t treat people any different online than I do in person.


#3

What sort of an idiot posts this in the PWI section? …Oh wait that was mean huh?


#4

[quote]ZEB wrote:
What sort of an idiot posts this in the PWI section? …Oh wait that was mean huh?[/quote]

Duh, Internet is the world.


#5

uh I always thougt it was because people had a small penis complex, oh well live and learn I guess.

:slight_smile:

I know I am always a bit mean on the internet after a cold bath, based it on that. ( bha tish )


#6

this means that blind people are more mean than people who can see, am I right?


#7

This sums it up well.


#8

“Mean comments arise from a lack of eye contact more than from anonymity”

Maybe, but a lousy theory for road rage where people SEE each other.


#9