It’s now 2011, which means that the Internet has been a part of your daily existence for at least twelve years, give or take a few, which is plenty of time for it to have rewired your brain, your soul,...
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That's right, were talking about the internet and emotions. Who would've thought a website dedicated to the topic would talk about it at some point. Pssh! Anyways this is a book about the Five new emotions you can experience on the internet. I myself haven't received an opportunity to read it but from what I've glanced at it looks like a great read. This brings up another point I've been meaning to get across. Multiple sources of information is the name of the game! While a lot of the articles I post may sound familiar to another one its all about obtaining that diversity in author opinion. This topic its
especially essential to read multiple sources and make sure you know what your stance is while seeking this information.
The FCC has opened a debate on Net Neutrality. Activists must raise an outcry to assure it does not lead to a pay-to-play Internet.
Cade Bennett's insight:
I've uploaded several articles dealing with the future of the internet in the coming months. I just want to make sure you guys aren't just using the internet but are actively participating in its betterment. Within the last couple years the internet has been under attack from various Governments/corporations to squash out all of this great technological achievement we have today. Why they want to do this comes down to two words, money and control. See to governments the internet represents a huge threat especially if your government is corrupt and has things to hide. "Well Cade its a good thing we live in America, the most just country of all!" hmm its funny how our country can be praised for having such excellent human rights and freedoms yet our government is one of if not the biggest pushing factor to have more government control over the internet. And even if they don't have control over what your saying they sure as hell will know exactly what you've been looking at recently cough cough NSA. It really amazes me to see so many voluntarily give up their privacy and bend over for the government. The biggest threat to these attacks is to come prepared with knowledge. Just keeping up to date on whats happening with our government/other governments will prepare you more than the average individual. Most people can't be bothered to care but you need to step out of your comfort zone. We do not want to loose this precious resource to some greedy control freak governments.
Not only is the internet a tool for simple pleasures like seeing a you tube video or web link. It's a powerful tool and in many cases has saved life's of many people who seek its help. That's right, the internet saves lives. Now put yourself in the shoes of an imaginary person for a second. Say you are an only child, gay and your parents are very intolerant about certain choices. They of course don't know about what your going through and you of course cant tell them. Maybe you could tell your friends? You don't have any. What is their to do? Well what if I told you their are thousands of people who share the same interest as you and they all manage to interact with each other every day. Thank you internet. While that was a very basic and dumbed down version of a very real and tragic situation many face today I wanted to let you guys know that their are communities for everything across the internet. If your ever having a problem maybe spend some time getting to know others like you and gain their insights and knowledge.
|This research is comprised of two studies designed to explore the effects of online discussion forum aggressive messages and Internet cognitive distortion on users' negative affect and aggression. The results of study 1 revealed 69 users could perceive both disgust and hostility feelings toward aggressive messages conducted by the authors, and classify them into three levels: direct aggression, indirect aggression, and disagreement. Study 2 focused on whether three aggressive messages and Internet cognitive distortion had effects on users' negative affect and online aggression. 359 users read one of messages conducted in study 1, and then finished online questionnaires. The results indicated that there were no significant differences in aggression across interaction between aggressive messages and cognitive distortion. However, in users with high cognitive distortion there was significant reported higher aggression than users with low cognitive distortion. Though users could
Cade Bennett's insight:
This study while small in size, brings up a great topic of discussion about Internet forums and their effect on people. In fact, this study shows that even through the internet somebody can make you feel certain emotions. The study shows how people react to certain messages sent from other users. A large number of the people in the sample elicited some form of response. This shows that users in one part of the world can actually effect and possibly illicit a response from somebody across the world. The ability for the human race to interact with one another in this form will bring about change to all of humanity.
We're about 20 years into widespread Internet use now, and it's easy to forget how many of the day-to-day anxieties we deal with are brand new to the species.
Cade Bennett's insight:
This really interesting article from cracked.com deals with the new forms of emotions experience by the human race after the advent of the internet. While most of the post is light heated satire it actually manages to bring up many good points about emotions and the internet. This article so far is actually one of my favorites I've found under the topic. It's amazing the number of interesting view points and separate conclusions people can come up with over the same thing. That's why with my website I strive to get a good variety for you guys!
The author brings up a really interesting point at the beginning of the article that you guys shouldn't skip over. He basically states that their was a time in the world where the only person you could talk to was somebody in front of you. Now a days though the only people who can really manage to get away with this are rural and/or isolated communities. So now the majority of the world has hit a point where our basic life (decisions, actions, thoughts) are directly effected by the increase in communications among the human race. No more drastic of a devise couldn't been invented to deal with these communications than the internet. Remember the internet has technically been around for 40 years now and has been appearing in our lives regularly for only about 15 years. Now at this point I want you guys to think about all of the websites you've revised, all of the things you've said to people across the world and then think about the fact that we as a human race achieved all of it within a few short years. Microscopic time in the grand scheme of things. I'll let you guys off with that to think about. The internet really is quite an amazing place.
Nothing seems more far removed from the visceral, bodily experience of emotions than the cold, rational technology of the Internet. But as this collection shows, the internet and emotions intersect in interesting and surprising ways. Internet and...
North Andover’s Mark DiSalvo calls for updating New England’s classic municipal ritual
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Whats more classic than the new England original tradition of open town hall meetings. A staple in American political culture. The town hall meeting lets people from varying positions debate topics with themselves and governing officials. The article talks about wanting take it to the digital age but honestly it already has. It just hasn't been labeled as a thing yet, but it sure has and does happen everyday on various forums. If they add an actual town hall meeting online where everybody can participate from home may be a great way for more people to get involved in politics. If this trend were to sweep across the nation we would probably see better government and community interaction. I know that i personally will avoid town hall meetings like the plague. But an online option on the other hand sounds inciting. Its definitely a service I could see myself and many of this technological generation using.Just another way to convey your emotions to others through the internet.
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