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These days, online comments "are extraordinarily aggressive, without resolving anything," said Art Markman, a professor of psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. "At the end of it you can't possibly feel like anybody heard you. Having a strong emotional experience that doesn't resolve itself in any healthy way can't be a good thing." If it's so unsatisfying and unhealthy, why do we do it? A perfect storm of factors come together to engender the rudeness and aggression seen in the comments' sections of Web pages, Markman said. First, commenters are often virtually anonymous, and thus, unaccountable for their rudeness. Second, they are at a distance from the target of their anger — be it the article they're commenting on or another comment on that article — and people tend to antagonize distant abstractions more easily than living, breathing interlocutors. Third, it's easier to be nasty in writing than in speech, hence the now somewhat outmoded practice of leaving angry notes (back when people used paper), Markman said. [Infographic: A Typical Day on the Internet]
I'm not either, but I can take certain threads and their content personally, which pisses me off , but hopefully not to the point of anger. Maybe frustration is a better description than anger. There are some forums like the philosophy and metaphysics forum that's hard to get angry in, while the social issues and some of the religious threads trigger some pretty strong negative emotions that aren't healthy
originally posted by: gortex
a reply to: woodwardjnr
I'm not angry.
Why Is Everyone on the Internet So Angry?