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Healthy [Jun. 16th, 2008|10:39 pm]
Everybody Disagrees
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[bill_mckay]
Internet debate is emotionally unhealthy.
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[User Picture]From: thebigbadbutch
2008-06-17 03:52 am (UTC)
No way. Internet debate is a great way to release stress. People hold in their emotions irl for the sake of going along to get along. Being able to go online and yell at total strangers over inconsequential things is exactly what most people need to keep out of the clock towers.
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From: bill_mckay
2008-06-17 03:55 am (UTC)
I actually agree with all that, but I started the thread so I'll pretend that I didn't just type that.

The internet is just as much a part of real life as anything else, but emotions run higher because people feel freed by anonymous identities. Debaters are more likely to say insulting things to each other, and it is emotionally unhealthy to respond to and with those insulting things.
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