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Users are increasingly taking their anger, rage, and psychotic urges online.
The online community is increasingly becoming a place where users vent their psychotic urges and frustrations at the world

Ever seen a long raving profanity-laden tirade on a website?  Well, if you're not new to the internet the answer is surely, yes.  Virtually every website that accepts unfiltered comments (including DailyTech) has seen some of these posts.  And they aren't just people casually casting about expletives.  These people are angry, and ready to vent.

People, in increasing numbers, are headed to the internet to vent their rage, signs indicate.  Road rage has been replaced by web rage -- a new form of public antipathy for the twenty-first century.  While this is evident in the descent into name-calling and petty aspersions on many a site, it is also evidenced by the rise of sites specially dedicated to users expressing their anger at the world.

Among these are mybiggestcomplaint.com and justrage.com, which contains eloquent musings such as one user's comment, "I don't give a flying f***, so f*** you".

From Benjamin Franklin to Letitia Baldrige, etiquette experts of the past must be turning over in their graves at some of the online activity.  The internet frequently descends from a glowing urban paradise to a dark dank alleyway.  States Sara Black, a professor of health studies at St. Joseph's University, who studies the rise of online bullying, "The Internet can be a great tool.  Like any tool, it can also be misused."

One key incentive that drives users to vent online is the anonymity the internet provides.  Describes Lesley Withers, a professor of communication at Central Michigan University, "In the [pre-Internet era], you had to take ownership [of your remarks]. Now there's a perception of anonymity.  People think what they say won't have repercussions, and they don't think they have to soften their comments."

University of Texas psychology professor Art Markman says the removal of body language and facial expressions from communication leads to a descent into the darker side of human emotion.  He states, "It's hard to be aggressive when you're face to face.  A lot of times, real anger is an attempt to get control over a situation where the person doesn't usually have it."

Indeed people attempt to lash out at blog posts they disagree with or even their fellow commenters’ opinions, though they have little hope of changing the posting.  Social observers liken these power games to the ones played by children and teens at schools.  Cheryl Dellasega, a Penn State women's studies professor describes how children and adults alike are turning the online community into a new site of bullying

She proclaims, "Girls who are getting teased come home and let their [aggressors] have it by putting something on their blog and starting a rumor campaign.  [And the rumors,] they go out to a much bigger group, a worldwide group. The impact is devastating, and it's as easy as clicking a button.  Kids don't realize that one post can destroy somebody's life forever."

Indeed lives have been lost to online bullying, such as Megan Meier, who committed suicide after a neighborhood bully invented a fake male persona and then used it to torment her, finally convincing her to kill herself.

In August, The New York Times ran a story on trolling.  According to the magazine, trolls post insulting comment for "lulz".  States one ex-troll in the piece, "Lulz is watching someone lose their mind at their computer 2,000 miles away while you chat with friends and laugh."

Even respectable adults are losing their composure on the internet.  A Japanese woman murdered her husband's online avatar after he divorced her.  A South Korean actress committed suicide over online rumors. 

Is there an end in sight for online rage?  Well certainly not until the latest election's results are in and long since overflowing with discussion (and tirades).  However, for the long run most experts agree there's relatively little that can be done to quash online anger, other than better parenting, and an emphasis on polite behavior online as children develop.

The problem is not new, explains psychiatrist Dr. Terry Eagan, medical director of the Moonview Sanctuary in Santa Monica, California.  He states, "Some people are just bitter and angry.  Sometimes, they're against everyone, other times against a specific group. That person can get really stimulated and can say all sorts of horrible things. But I don't think it's not like they didn't exist before.  I tell patients that I'd rather know everything about people; information is powerful.  When the climate of the world is more fear-based, it permeates everything."



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You know what?
By isorfir on 11/4/2008 9:32:21 AM , Rating: 4
I f*cking hate this article.




RE: You know what?
By soloburrito on 11/4/2008 9:37:06 AM , Rating: 4
In Soviet Russia, article hates you!


RE: You know what?
By mfed3 on 11/4/08, Rating: 0
RE: You know what?
By MrBlastman on 11/4/2008 10:32:55 AM , Rating: 4
As the Duke would say:

Blow it out your *ss!

I've got Balls... of Steel.

steel steel steel steel steel steel


RE: You know what?
By jtemplin on 11/4/2008 11:18:18 PM , Rating: 2
Duck I says.


RE: You know what?
By Omega215D on 11/4/2008 4:48:16 PM , Rating: 4
Why so serious??? Let's put a smile on that face.


RE: You know what?
By JasonMick (blog) on 11/4/2008 9:40:48 AM , Rating: 4
Oh! Come and see the violence inherent in the system! HELP! HELP! I'm being repressed!


RE: You know what?
By JasonMick (blog) on 11/4/2008 9:44:07 AM , Rating: 4
Some people don't like monty python I take it?


RE: You know what?
By arazok on 11/4/08, Rating: -1
RE: You know what?
By JasonMick (blog) on 11/4/2008 10:44:33 AM , Rating: 4
Your mom's a f***ing homo. I hear she spent all her money on douche and liposuction. And douching Monty Python.


RE: You know what?
By MrBlastman on 11/4/2008 10:47:46 AM , Rating: 1
Yo mama is so fat, that when she walks down the street with a red raincoat on the kids yell out: "Yo Yo! Kool Aid!"


RE: You know what?
By JasonMick (blog) on 11/4/2008 10:51:23 AM , Rating: 5
Your mom is rated "E" for everyone.

But let's get off mamas, 'cause I just got off yours.

:)


RE: You know what?
By MrBlastman on 11/4/2008 10:54:42 AM , Rating: 5
I hope you didn't, because I just gave her herpes last night... :(

I do live 'down south. ;)


RE: You know what?
By FITCamaro on 11/4/2008 10:56:21 AM , Rating: 4
Ewww....


RE: You know what?
By theplaidfad on 11/4/2008 11:07:32 AM , Rating: 5
Your mom is so nasty, I told her to do the robot, and R2D2 got aids!


RE: You know what?
By Spuke on 11/4/2008 11:47:02 AM , Rating: 3
Your mom is so nasty, that crabs ride around her crotch on dune buggies!


RE: You know what?
By quiksilvr on 11/4/08, Rating: -1
RE: You know what?
By therealnickdanger on 11/4/2008 2:28:07 PM , Rating: 5
Hmm, haven't heard that one before... :|


RE: You know what?
By quiksilvr on 11/4/2008 4:54:48 PM , Rating: 2
Apparently no one's ever watched "Thank You For Smoking"


RE: You know what?
By JonnyDough on 11/6/2008 10:44:47 AM , Rating: 2
Your momma so fat, last night I rolled over three times and I was still on top!


RE: You know what?
By FITCamaro on 11/4/2008 10:54:16 AM , Rating: 5
All those who sacked those who were previously sacked, have been sacked.

Now please enjoy our new opening made at great expense....by llamas.


RE: You know what?
By BruceLeet on 11/4/2008 2:16:26 PM , Rating: 2
Im at work, I clicked this article in FF RSS. When I saw this I burst out with laughter, got me in trouble with the boss, he knows I dont enjoy my work much.

But I personally believe this is your best post by far, Idk if its the fact that you're a blogger on DT, but it stopped me from shooting my workplace up. You saved lives by this post =p


RE: You know what?
By DeepBlue1975 on 11/4/08, Rating: 0
RE: You know what?
By napalmjack on 11/4/2008 10:25:49 AM , Rating: 2
I saw it. Did you see it?


RE: You know what?
By FITCamaro on 11/4/2008 10:33:58 AM , Rating: 3
See it? I cause it.

*shoots the next poor person he sees*


RE: You know what?
By spartan014 on 11/4/2008 11:09:58 PM , Rating: 2
And I see dead people...


RE: You know what?
By FITCamaro on 11/4/2008 10:29:52 AM , Rating: 2
Shut up bloody peasant.


RE: You know what?
By Hyperion1400 on 11/4/2008 2:33:01 PM , Rating: 2
"Romanes eunt domus?"

"It says 'Roman's go home'!"

"No it doesn't!"

......

"Hail Ceaser!"

"Good, if it's not done by sunrise I'll cut your balls off."


RE: You know what?
By MonkeyPaw on 11/4/2008 9:53:34 AM , Rating: 2
RE: You know what?
By FITCamaro on 11/4/2008 4:21:44 PM , Rating: 2
I would pay to see that happen at my work.


RE: You know what?
By MrBlastman on 11/4/2008 9:57:31 AM , Rating: 5
E-Thug, when you're feeling tough, but that punk down the street just kicked your behind

Don't feel like you have to commit a crime
Hop online and opine

Bust a cap in his tail
With your caps lock, lest you fail!

You aren't tough, you are E-TUFF
Scared I'll call your bluff, no need, time to get ruff

Pull out the dictionary, pull out the grammar
Unless you live in 419, you aren't no scammer

E-Thuggin, muggin,
and down right rubbin

You are the man behind the keys, the man behind the gun
What's the matter with that punk, shoot him a pun

Sore arm, sore behind, black eye?
Get online and make someone cry

*Crosses arms, pulls cap down a stares all cool like*

You messin with me? You messin with my grammar, fool?
I'll bust you up, with my dictatin' tool!


RE: You know what?
By Spectator on 11/4/2008 10:10:32 AM , Rating: 2
I Blame you ALL. lol

Where is the balance in such articles.YOU should be forced to provide happy site links in such a one sided article.

Or us fookers will just act like the sheep we are and emulate what we see. Wooo-saaa (bad boys). See look what you made me do with your negative propaganda :P

Chukkle


RE: You know what?
By robinthakur on 11/4/08, Rating: -1
RE: You know what?
By spuddyt on 11/4/2008 1:46:41 PM , Rating: 2
go take a flying F*** at a rolling donut DOUCHEBAG


RE: You know what?
By MrPoletski on 11/4/2008 1:58:09 PM , Rating: 2
Yeah would they f*cking rather I f*cking vented in their f*cking face? those f*cking f*ckheads should be f*ucking glad I vent on-f*cking-line.


RE: You know what?
By FaceMaster on 11/4/2008 3:39:44 PM , Rating: 2
I hate your MUM but you don't see me complaining about it.
Stupid idiots who think that everybody is complaining are the real problems.


RE: You know what?
By MeTaedet on 11/4/2008 9:26:57 PM , Rating: 2
Seriously!!! This is the dumbest f*cking article you've written yet, Jason Mick! Nobody wants to read this opinion-piece, Ric-Romero-esque, stating-the-bloody-obvious bullsh*t, you f*cking sh*tbag! Take your journalistic asshatery to the Enquirer.

And f*ck the rest of you for being suggestible and f*ckwitted enough to vote for McCain today. I sincerely hope you gun-fellating, wife-beating, bigoted, war-loving, selfish, short-bus-rejects all die in a fire! So, yeah, congratulations, you yielded to demagoguery and emotional manipulation. A winrar is you!! Come up and take your prize: a swift kick in the balls with my steel-toed boots and bath of ignited gasoline.

/Didn't think this article would be complete without a comment from DailyTech's resident rage-aholic


RE: You know what?
By Dark Legion on 11/5/2008 6:49:05 AM , Rating: 2
"It's true, I'm a rage-oholic. I just can't live without rage-ohol."


RE: You know what?
By DPigs on 11/5/2008 12:07:24 PM , Rating: 2
Nice one. Simpsons FTW.
Until someone busts out the South Park.


RE: You know what?
By elgueroloco on 11/5/2008 12:15:28 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
Take your journalistic asshatery to the Enquirer.


That is absolutely classic.

BUT, you're all forgetting something! THIS IS ALL BUSHES FALT THAT DIRTY LYING C*CKSUKER MOTHER F*CKING BASTARD WHO SENT US TO WAR FOR OIL AND CAUSED HURRCAIN KATRINA AND IS ERASING THE CONSTITUSHIN AND IF YOU DONT LOOK OUT HELL BE SHOWING UP AT YOUR DOOR SOON WITH HIS GISTAPO TO TAKE U AWAY AND PUT U IN A CAMP AFTER HE ALREADY RECKED THE ECONAMY AND MADE U ALL LOOSE UR JOBS!!!!


RE: You know what?
By elgueroloco on 11/5/2008 12:21:40 PM , Rating: 2
AND ONE MORE THING I WANT TO CRAM U ALL BACK IN THE WOOM SO I CAN ABORT U WHILE I F*CK UR MOM IN THE @SS AND I HOPE UR SISTER GETS RAPED BY A ELEPHANT WITH AIDS!


RE: You know what?
By spepper on 11/5/2008 7:48:31 AM , Rating: 2
I F'ing agree!


Seriously?
By fezzik1620 on 11/4/2008 10:00:54 AM , Rating: 5
Doesn't this belong in the blog section. This isn't really news. The article isn't about any new study on the subject, it's just a random collection of thoughts about cyber-rage, which isn't really anything newsworthy in my opinion.




RE: Seriously?
By KristopherKubicki (blog) on 11/4/2008 10:01:54 AM , Rating: 5
F*** you


RE: Seriously?
By napalmjack on 11/4/2008 10:27:50 AM , Rating: 1
"F*** you, f*** you, f*** you, you're cool, f*** you, I'm out!"


RE: Seriously?
By Master Kenobi (blog) on 11/4/2008 10:31:04 AM , Rating: 3
F*** You Too!


RE: Seriously?
By TSS on 11/4/2008 11:29:51 AM , Rating: 2
http://www.nailmaster.ru/fuck.html

what happens though when we take away the internet anonimity and people have to stand by their words again?


RE: Seriously?
By Master Kenobi (blog) on 11/4/2008 1:36:01 PM , Rating: 2
That would be interesting now wouldn't it?


RE: Seriously?
By SandmanWN on 11/5/2008 3:56:19 PM , Rating: 2
F***ing bastards misspelled sentence!


RE: Seriously?
By fezzik1620 on 11/4/2008 10:31:30 AM , Rating: 4
Kubicki, why don't you get up off your lazy ass, quit trolling the forums and actually write a f***ing article!?! I swear you think you're some kind of f***ing god just 'cause you're the Large Editor or whatever the hell your title is. What a joke of a site. I hear Mick and Asher are actually gay lovers. I wish you would all just die. And if anyone thinks this is serious, F*** YOU!


RE: Seriously?
By KristopherKubicki (blog) on 11/4/2008 10:43:24 AM , Rating: 2
lol, now didn't that feel good? ;-)


RE: Seriously?
By JonnyDough on 11/6/2008 10:46:47 AM , Rating: 2
DailyTech IS a blog. They don't send journalists into the field you know.


The loss of morality and culture.
By mikefarinha on 11/4/2008 11:14:52 AM , Rating: 2
I think these are all a symptoms of the bigger problem, the loss of a shared morality and culture in our society.

The biggest challenge people face isn't how many freedoms we can achieve for those most perverted among us, but how much can we restrain ourselves from our desires. Freedom isn't just an American right, it is also a life-long challenge in self-control.

I know I'm posting this in the interwebs and the tubes just might get clogged from what I'm about to say but I think that the proliferation and acceptance of things like pornography, sodomy, anger, anonymity, and lack of honor and conviction have been taking a toll on our culture and are now starting to manifest themselves into more public displays. This is quite damaging, and perhaps irreversible without revolution.

In human history societal order is long and difficult to achieve, and quick and easy to lose.

Karl Marx once said that Democracy is the path to Communism. I think that it can also be said unequivocally that Communism is the path to a Dictatorship.

I think that this election today is a either a step closer to socialism which is a step closer to communism which is a step closer to a Dictatorship; or it is a choice to remain grounded in our state of Democracy.




RE: The loss of morality and culture.
By Motoman on 11/4/08, Rating: -1
By FITCamaro on 11/4/2008 11:57:04 AM , Rating: 2
Everything he says in that post is the exact opposite of what a hippy would say.


By mikefarinha on 11/4/2008 1:27:58 PM , Rating: 1
I think you are replying to the wrong post...


RE: The loss of morality and culture.
By MrBlastman on 11/4/2008 11:28:08 AM , Rating: 2
For once I actually agree with you. :)


By mikefarinha on 11/4/2008 1:44:06 PM , Rating: 2
Doesn't it feel good to be right for a change?

:p


RE: The loss of morality and culture.
By Yawgm0th on 11/4/2008 3:10:08 PM , Rating: 2
Yeah, well f*** you, buddy.


RE: The loss of morality and culture.
By Dark Legion on 11/5/2008 7:20:17 AM , Rating: 2
I'm not your buddy, friend.


RE: The loss of morality and culture.
By DPigs on 11/5/2008 12:11:22 PM , Rating: 2
He's not your friend, guy!


By JonnyDough on 11/6/2008 10:52:36 AM , Rating: 2
How do you know he's a guy, earthling?


RE: The loss of morality and culture.
By ikkeman2 on 11/5/2008 3:19:09 AM , Rating: 1
not that I agree with you, but lets take your argument to it's logical extreme:

So to ward off a dictatorship, we'd have to abolish democracy??? Sounds like a great plan.
Also, I've only heard the concept of social revolution in one direction - the glorious state of communism.

Seriously; Communism is as likely to lead to a dictatorship as capitalism is. The only difference is the route taken.

Communism assumes all poeple to be equal and to have equal rights to oppertunities. Most oppertunities stem from society - schooling, health care and housing, transportation- No man can provide these for himself, and thus they should be equaly accessable to all.
Offcourse, there's always one person that doesn't play well with others and abuses the system for his own benefit. Communism is defeated because it trusts in poeple's ability to work together and share.
(russia was never (or only very briefly) a communism! - leninism and stalinism)

Capitalism states no man is equal. To gain a right you must earn that right... Natural selection in society. so far so good.
However, who determines when a right is earned? That person has power and will not choose based on objective evaluation, but subjective preferences (you don't award the most capable , you award in your own interest) - and the system becomes about who, not what. Thus capitalism defeats itself because it assumes poeple are honest and altruistic.

So what's left - Feudalism ofcourse. Let poeple abuse the power they gain illigitemately as much as they dare. you only need a few french revolutions - chopping off all the heads above menial labour level to get some new blood to the upper echelons!
What a Glorious future that'll be!

any gender could be reversed: him>her, his>hers, he>she

Oh, and Fuck you Fucking Fuckers!


RE: The loss of morality and culture.
By mikefarinha on 11/5/2008 10:49:06 AM , Rating: 2
OK, show me where I can witness Communism Sans-Dictator.

Also, you are inserting the word Capitalism where I said Democracy, thus you are misrepresenting my argument so suit yours.


RE: The loss of morality and culture.
By Drexial on 11/6/2008 2:01:18 PM , Rating: 2
Well considering communism is more of an economic ideology then a political one. Comparing Democracy to Communism doesn't really work. You can have democracy and Communism. You can have Anarcho-communism, you can have a more common Dictatorial Communism. Communism is about socioeconomic classes, not about how the representatives are chosen. The comparison you are making should be more directly Democracy to Dictatorship. Communism isn't a political ideology on its own, there has to be a political header with a communist subsystem.

Comparing Communism to Capitalism is spot on.


By mikefarinha on 11/7/2008 1:36:16 AM , Rating: 2
Communism is a entanglement of both government and the economy. So you can compare communism to both democracy and capitalism.

Per Karl Marx's Communist Manifesto you cannot have both democracy and communism. He explicitly states that democracy leads to communism.

You are mistaken on your understanding of communism.


By Eris23007 on 11/10/2008 8:44:47 PM , Rating: 2
Your understanding of the theories underlying capitalism and communism are flawed.

quote:
Communism assumes all poeple to be equal and to have equal rights to oppertunities. Most oppertunities stem from society - schooling, health care and housing, transportation- No man can provide these for himself, and thus they should be equaly accessable to all.
Offcourse, there's always one person that doesn't play well with others and abuses the system for his own benefit. Communism is defeated because it trusts in poeple's ability to work together and share.
(russia was never (or only very briefly) a communism! - leninism and stalinism)


No. Communism is not about equality of opportunity, communism is about equality of outcome - no matter the talent, capabilities, or other unique facets of the individual, all individuals are guaranteed the same outcome - everyone gets the same ration of food, everyone gets the same quality of place to live, etc.

No man can provide himself with schooling, transportation, or a house to live in? What about the man who cuts down trees and builds himself a house, or domesticates a wild animal upon which to ride? What about the woman who chooses to spend her time reading about math and physics while everyone else is doing nothing?

Communism isn't defeated because it trusts in poeple's ability to work together and share. Communism is defeated because PEOPLE ARE NOT EQUAL IN CAPABILITY. IQ is a bell curve. Some people work harder than others. So long as not every person has exactly the same capabilities as everyone else, Communism will continue to fail.

quote:


Capitalism states no man is equal. To gain a right you must earn that right... Natural selection in society. so far so good.
However, who determines when a right is earned? That person has power and will not choose based on objective evaluation, but subjective preferences (you don't award the most capable , you award in your own interest) - and the system becomes about who, not what. Thus capitalism defeats itself because it assumes poeple are honest and altruistic.


Again false. Capitalism is in fact the system based upon equality of opportunity - every person has the opportunity to use their natural abilities to achieve greater economic success for themselves and whomever else they choose. Outcomes are simply not guaranteed. Thus those with greater abilities generally observer greater success.

Capitalism is not defeated and has not been defeated. Its efficiency is somewhat impacted because of the power-sharing issues you describe.

Capitalism also does not assume honest or altruism. It assumes rational, big-picture self-interest on the part of all participants.

Where Capitalism is challenged is that people are not inherently big-picture thinkers. People are very good at rational short-term self-interest; it's the long term thing that kills them. This is the fundamental cause behind our economic turmoil right now.

Capitalism will continue to win out in the end because it comes the closest to sustainability overall while improving the lives of the majority of the participants. The smartest thing that we as a society can do is to establish incentives that leverage the power of capitalism to reward long-term rational decision-making HIGHER than short-term rational decision-making.

I'll pass on the required profanity as I'm writing this from a company computer (off the clock though, of course). Weak, I know. But I'll revisit the post later :-)


Did I miss it?
By strikeback03 on 11/4/2008 10:32:20 AM , Rating: 6
Or did this article somehow miss quoting the "Greater Internet F***wad Theory"?

http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2004/03/19/




RE: Did I miss it?
By FITCamaro on 11/4/2008 10:55:58 AM , Rating: 2
LMAO!!

I remember that one. Penny Arcade FTW!

Ctrl Alt Delete is awesome too.

www.ctrlaltdel-online.com


RE: Did I miss it?
By Chris Peredun on 11/4/2008 11:04:14 AM , Rating: 3
quote:
Penny Arcade FTW!

Ctrl Alt Delete is awesome too.

That's some deliciously ironic meta-trolling going on there, putting PA and CAD anywhere near each other in terms of cleverness.

TL;DR - I see what you did there.


RE: Did I miss it?
By FITCamaro on 11/4/2008 11:55:49 AM , Rating: 2
Huh?


RE: Did I miss it?
By Heero on 11/4/2008 4:31:40 PM , Rating: 2
RE: Did I miss it?
By Fenixgoon on 11/4/2008 12:45:33 PM , Rating: 2
man, I haven't seen a 6 in a while. Great post :thumbsup;


RE: Did I miss it?
By strikeback03 on 11/5/2008 8:46:21 AM , Rating: 2
Whoa, I'm honored.


RE: Did I miss it?
By Lord 666 on 11/4/2008 3:40:54 PM , Rating: 1
About fucking time someone got a 6 around here.

Whatever happened to the gold ole days with Fit (the real FitCamaro) and Masher free for alls versus retarded hippies? After tonight, its going to be in fashion to be tree hugging mindless liberals who cant see past the next week or work together for the greater good of all 50 States..

Wake up goddam Americans! We need to stand united, not divided.

God Bless America


RE: Did I miss it?
By FITCamaro on 11/4/08, Rating: 0
Back in the day... before Internet
By wordsworm on 11/4/2008 10:55:09 AM , Rating: 2
Before Internet, folks burned each other, tortured each other, and in the Wild West, they shot each other. Now it's the Internet. I think I can live with that.




RE: Back in the day... before Internet
By FITCamaro on 11/4/08, Rating: 0
By wordsworm on 11/5/2008 10:24:44 AM , Rating: 2
I didn't realize you were German-American. Were you one of the ones who voted for Hitler, or were you too young at the time? Certainly, he killed a lot of 'wussy liberals.'


RE: Back in the day... before Internet
By SavagePotato on 11/4/2008 3:24:23 PM , Rating: 2
Hop a plane to Africa, you can still get all the head chopping, ak47 shooting, village raping and plundering, cocaine snorting, torturing, burning crazy ass militia rage you can handle.

No need to go back in time.


By PrinceGaz on 11/5/2008 12:01:50 AM , Rating: 2
Very true. We can all sit at home and enjoy pretending to fight our way through a town occupied by "unfriendly" forces on our computer, but in many African countries you can do that for real - and there probably will be an AK47 plus ammo lying around after you've fired a few well aimed pistol shots at the local guerilla, rather like in most fun FPS games where the weapons and enemies steadily escalate.

As for the raping and drugs, that doesn't really work very well in games, but the pillaging bit works very well, especially when it comes to ammo and the first-aid kits that are always found scattered liberally in war-zones.


POWER UP!
By piroroadkill on 11/4/2008 11:05:11 AM , Rating: 2
NERD RAAAAAAAAGE




RE: POWER UP!
By Inkjammer on 11/4/2008 11:58:52 AM , Rating: 2
Stop all the downloadin'!


RE: POWER UP!
By Fronzbot on 11/4/2008 1:16:53 PM , Rating: 2
PORKCHOP SANDWICHES!


When the heck did this happen?
By mmntech on 11/4/2008 9:54:25 AM , Rating: 5
What happened?! People are just so rude on the internet now. We need to get get back to what the internet was really about, watching the world's most beautiful women doing things that would make Larry Flint blush.




Will you all just f*cking die already?
By Ordr on 11/4/2008 10:26:50 AM , Rating: 2
DIE




By FITCamaro on 11/4/2008 10:32:27 AM , Rating: 3
Scary goth chick reciting her "poem": "die..die...die...GO ON DIE!!!"

Ross: "You first."


Every one is so immature
By FaceMaster on 11/4/2008 3:41:43 PM , Rating: 1
Mum jokes... Will you people PLEASE just grow up?




RE: Every one is so immature
By Spuke on 11/4/2008 7:05:50 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
Mum jokes... Will you people PLEASE just grow up?
Your mom.


RE: Every one is so immature
By FaceMaster on 11/6/2008 7:16:11 AM , Rating: 2
oh COME ON. I mean, if you HAVE to do a Mum joke at least let it be a good one. Your Mum's a good joke.


RAWR!
By Kromis on 11/4/2008 11:26:18 AM , Rating: 2
RAGE! SHOW ME YOUR RAGE!




RE: RAWR!
By pwnsweet on 11/5/2008 4:31:11 AM , Rating: 2
"You mean Metal Gear!?"


Well you know..
By geddarkstorm on 11/4/2008 12:23:07 PM , Rating: 2
I don't know about you, but if I had to choose between people taking out their rage behind the wheel, behind a gun, behind an atom bomb, behind a six folded high carbon steel sword, or behind a keyboard, I'd rather that very last one.

Seriously, internet rage being "damaging"? Only to the reputation of the person doing the raging. Just goes to show how people take things WAY too seriously (see article pic above).




RE: Well you know..
By Mystery Meat on 11/4/2008 1:01:09 PM , Rating: 2
NYAAAAAAAHHHH!

This was all foretold in the post-apocalyptic classic, Lesbian Vampires of Sodom.


For a somewhat more serious take on this article...
By Emryse on 11/4/2008 3:09:52 PM , Rating: 2
I have to say that quite frankly I'm alright if people tend to take their frustrations out in cyberspace vs. real life.

Of course, in situations where the effects of those actions have real life implications, then that might be a different story.

Movies, music, rap-offs (8 Mile), and Jerry Springer are all perfectly valid forms of "raging", so why not the Internet?

Really, if a site doesn't want raging to go on, there are many forms of allowed censorship, moderation, etc... and at the end of the day, I would rather see someone murder their victim's avatar, than the victim.

Where I draw the line is if the Internet is used as a tool to cause damage in the real world. (Such as the example cited with the bully that worked someone over with the intent to cause them to want to commit suicide.) That's just not right.

From a perspective of the general human condition, it sounds like a song from John Mayer I heard once: "Something's Missing".




By JonnyDough on 11/6/2008 10:56:04 AM , Rating: 2
America would be better off without Jerry Springer, and without everyone that ever had anything to do with the show - particularly those that appeared on it, and quite possibly anyone that ever watched a complete episode of it.


posted by anonymous
By tastyratz on 11/4/2008 9:50:16 AM , Rating: 2
what I say Doesn't have repercussions, I they don't think I have to soften my comments.
F*** you and your F****ing article on anger.

You cant catch me I'm the gingerbread man!
-Anonymous




gaming sites are a great source
By kattanna on 11/4/2008 10:11:31 AM , Rating: 2
gaming sites are a great place to find people acting this way.

it always makes me sick nowadays when in those rare times i have to go to a game forum to get some needed piece of info because you have to sift through soooo much pure vile crap.

honestly from some of the posts you would think they that the company came over to their place personally to insult them or do some actual harm.

anyways.. its nothing new really.




Rage Tube Site.
By Spectator on 11/4/2008 11:23:08 AM , Rating: 2
you guys should make an X rated Rage forum with vid links so we can all RAGE on obout our prefered subject in full colour utube stylee. perhaps we can make some new internet stars :)

When it takes off remeber my royalties.




D@mn you all to hell!
By ggordonliddy on 11/4/2008 6:07:52 PM , Rating: 2
Aieeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!




By phxfreddy on 11/4/2008 6:45:19 PM , Rating: 2
wack jobs one and all.




The real anger...
By jonmcc33 on 11/4/2008 6:58:20 PM , Rating: 2
This is a Jason "Apple Lover" Mick blog. The real anger comes from Linux and Apple fanatics that hate the world, 90% of which uses Microsoft's Windows OS, and also each other as they bash each other's distros.

Linux people are some of the most fanatical and angry that I have EVER seen in my life.




Ahem...
By mmcdonalataocdotgov on 11/5/2008 11:34:45 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
etiquette experts of the past must be turning over in their graves at some of the online activity.


Not to be a nudge, but the expression is "turning IN their graves." The origin is in the phrase, "if the etiquette experts of the past could hear that, then they would turn in their graves." What that means is if the etiquette experts were subject to such foolishness in their reward (grave) they would turn it back in since there would be no relief in the next world, so they might as well come back to this one.

I think that meaning has been lost as religious outlooks have been lost. The expression that someone would roll over in their graves is not the true meaning of the expression.




No comments
By nocomments on 11/11/2008 7:20:01 PM , Rating: 2
Get rid of DailyTech comments forever:
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FUXK YOU ALL !
By chick0n on 11/4/08, Rating: 0
You know what?
By unplug on 11/4/08, Rating: 0
All you !$*@ suckers
By Regs on 11/4/08, Rating: 0
I'm against the anonymity that internet provides
By on 11/4/08, Rating: -1
By spartan014 on 11/4/2008 11:15:40 PM , Rating: 2
Thats so not you... :)


By icanhascpu on 11/5/2008 4:32:14 PM , Rating: 2
Whats your full name and address then? Hypocrit.


RE: I'm against the anonymity that internet provides
By on 11/5/08, Rating: -1
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