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    Posted: 26 February 2007 at 12:19am
This is a very nice article about why people behave much more aggressively in online forums than in real life.

“When I speak with someone and see his eyes, it is easier for me to understand that he is someone like me, with needs,” explains Weinberg. “On the Internet, you do not truly realize that opposite you is another person with his own world. The other has become text, making it hard to imagine there is a person behind the text, and not to turn him into an object. Furthermore, we extrapolate our world onto the other, attributing to him intentions he never had.”

Houminer says that many of the surfers (nicknamed “trolls”), who flood forum discussions with provocative and aggressive messages, are actually acting out their frustration at the Internet’s inability to meet their emotional needs.

“Silence and disregard are the most common forms of harm on the Internet,” continues Houminer. “A lack of response is perceived as an active refraining from supplying a need, and results in the creation of vengeful energies. A troll’s subtexts always contain a claim of injustice by someone.”


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Quote candid Replybullet Posted: 26 February 2007 at 12:20am

I think during face 2 face conversation, people hide their feelings, but they do mean what they say.

The reverse is true for written conversation.

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Quote Sadija Replybullet Posted: 26 February 2007 at 12:40am

Its true.

 

You feel more comfortable on the net then face to face.

People mostly judge you by your outer appearance. So on the net you can say what you feel without someone looking at your carrot nose or melon pimple and don't listen to what your saying.

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Quote hat2010 Replybullet Posted: 26 February 2007 at 6:22am
With the internet, the posters have all the time in the word to percieve a
slight against them, respond with an endless amount of pre-fab counter-
arguments, attack and bury the other posters with seven oceans of
rhetoric - where as, in a live conversation, the mind doesn't instantly offer
us volumes of memorized hadiths, pro (or anti) zionist propaganda,
newsclippings, etc.

I would be gobsmacked if someone talked to me face-to-face the way
they have online.   Ironically, in a live situation, I would think they were
nuts - but if they are online, I expect it.

Great post, Candid - and certainly relevant for IC!

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Quote aka2x2 Replybullet Posted: 02 March 2007 at 8:59am

I did not grow up with the internet. I used to meet people, get introduced and then talk. Here and now, I talk with people without ever getting introduced or meeting.

 

It is a different world…


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