Michael Munas (michaelboy) wrote,
Michael Munas

Miss Jackson, if you're Nasty

When I read a Yahoo news story, what frequently amazes me is the content of the comments that folks will leave in reply. It often degrades into a horribly acidic forum of debating why the president is personally at fault and how we are all doomed. It doesn't matter which president it is or was - the debate will then usually progress into something that has almost nothing to do with the original storyline and is more focused on irrelevant and directed personal attacks on each other. This isn't simply a Yahoo thing. For example, if you've ever read the comments to videos on Youtube, a similar pattern of nastiness prevails.

I wonder if it is the anonymity in a public setting that engenders this sort of unrestrained acrimony? Whatever the case, it seems you learn much (perhaps even more) about people when they aren't pleased or aren't getting who or what they want.

How do you react when someone cuts you off in traffic? Do you bang the steering wheel or use any special expressions/expletives?
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