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Title: I can't handle social media anymore.
Post by: Shiny on September 25, 2013, 01:45:32 AM
Really nothing new here, I mean the anonymity of the internet is such a potent platform to spew the nastiest disparaging comments.

I read that stupid CNN article today about how Twitter users are supposedly the angriest on the internet. And then I saw that Colin Kaepernick of the 49ers (who has had the worst two games thus far in his career) favorited all the comments from his haters, much of the stuff isn't some passive "You suck!" but a lot more insulting.

I know there's always going to be haters that's just the way it is, but I read so much of the garbage that people put up online and I'm sure they truly believe what they say, more than just trying to hurt someone. But you don't see this type of behavior actually in person with each other. I don't think the internet connects us at all.

I feel it's only going to get worse.
Title: Re: I can't handle social media anymore.
Post by: Asteriktos on September 25, 2013, 01:48:11 AM
I feel it's only going to get worse.

Stay calm, and let youtube work (http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2424797,00.asp) on it :)
Title: Re: I can't handle social media anymore.
Post by: LBK on September 25, 2013, 01:50:44 AM
Really nothing new here, I mean the anonymity of the internet is such a potent platform to spew the nastiest disparaging comments.

I read that stupid CNN article today about how Twitter users are supposedly the angriest on the internet. And then I saw that Colin Kaepernick of the 49ers (who has had the worst two games thus far in his career) favorited all the comments from his haters, much of the stuff isn't some passive "You suck!" but a lot more insulting.

I know there's always going to be haters that's just the way it is, but I read so much of the garbage that people put up online and I'm sure they truly believe what they say, more than just trying to hurt someone. But you don't see this type of behavior actually in person with each other. I don't think the internet connects us at all.

I feel it's only going to get worse.

Of course, you know what the solution is: Stay offline.
Title: Re: I can't handle social media anymore.
Post by: lovesupreme on September 25, 2013, 01:59:30 AM
Of course, you know what the solution is: Stay offline.

That's probably the best solution for anyone's health, but Achronos (who I always assume is a male) could just stay away from Facebook, Twitter, and the like. There are even scripts you can install that remove the comments section from YouTube. Very helpful for one's sanity. ;)
Title: Re: I can't handle social media anymore.
Post by: Asteriktos on September 25, 2013, 02:07:53 AM
Also...

Quote
Well, some girls can pee standing up. You just need to practice.

All girls can pee standing up. It's the aim that needs practice.
Title: Re: I can't handle social media anymore.
Post by: lovesupreme on September 25, 2013, 02:14:50 AM
Also...

Quote
Well, some girls can pee standing up. You just need to practice.

All girls can pee standing up. It's the aim that needs practice.

Not girls with physical conditions that prevent them from standing.

I implore you to reply with an even more pedantic rebuttal!

... this beats social media comments, right?
Title: Re: I can't handle social media anymore.
Post by: Asteriktos on September 25, 2013, 02:18:40 AM
Also...

Quote
Well, some girls can pee standing up. You just need to practice.

All girls can pee standing up. It's the aim that needs practice.

Not girls with physical conditions that prevent them from standing.

I implore you to reply with an even more pedantic rebuttal!

... this beats social media comments, right?

A righteous person would help them stand, if that is what they want. Let's not leave off helping those less fortunate than ourselves!
Title: Re: I can't handle social media anymore.
Post by: WeldeMikael on September 25, 2013, 06:06:05 AM
Of course, you know what the solution is: Stay offline.

That's probably the best solution for anyone's health, but Achronos (who I always assume is a male) could just stay away from Facebook, Twitter, and the like. There are even scripts you can install that remove the comments section from YouTube. Very helpful for one's sanity. ;)

Thanks.  :D
Title: Re: I can't handle social media anymore.
Post by: Arachne on September 25, 2013, 06:08:59 AM
Forums are social media too. ;D
Title: Re: I can't handle social media anymore.
Post by: OrthoFaith on September 25, 2013, 08:36:19 AM
I actually love the anonymity of the internet.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UE6iAjEv9dQ

Jason Alexander's character is me on oc.net hitting it up talking to all the female (or what I presume to be female) oc.net users.  :D
Title: Re: I can't handle social media anymore.
Post by: Shlomlokh on September 25, 2013, 08:38:52 AM
Instead of airing your dirty laundry on fb or twitter, just keeping doing it here. That's what OC.nyet is for.

In Christ,
Andrew
Title: Re: I can't handle social media anymore.
Post by: Santagranddad on September 25, 2013, 09:12:31 AM
Afraid I'm one of those who find Facebook, etc., evil, judging by their nasty fruits. But my avoidance is of them is probably made easier by my age.

The only websites I frequent in terms of 'chat rooms', or whatever we call them, are Orthodox ones. Even there the rough and tumble is sometimes such I wonder the horses are not frightened.

Certainly I keep my business and my adventures, like exciting trips to the post office, to myself. See little point in telling burglars I'm out!  :o
Title: Re: I can't handle social media anymore.
Post by: vamrat on September 25, 2013, 09:25:05 AM
I have been on facebook before it was popular and still muddle in that cesspit.  I just keep the majority of my friends list people that I have met in real life.  No twit-er, no instagram, not gonna do it.  I use an old flip phone.  No smartphones.  I think all this social technology and phones and crap make people less interesting.  The flip side to the internet is, it is a great source for research.  Honestly, I spend most my time reading blogs, news, and looking up info. I rarely look at FB if I have anything better to do.
Title: Re: I can't handle social media anymore.
Post by: J Michael on September 25, 2013, 09:50:51 AM
If you can't handle it, don't get involved in it.  If you're involved in it and discover you can't handle it, get out of it.  Pretty simple, really.
Title: Re: I can't handle social media anymore.
Post by: TheTrisagion on September 25, 2013, 09:57:08 AM
If you can't handle it, don't get involved in it.  If you're involved in it and discover you can't handle it, get out of it.  Pretty simple, really.
(http://troll.me/images/brick-tamland/thats-what-she-said.jpg)
Title: Re: I can't handle social media anymore.
Post by: J Michael on September 25, 2013, 10:00:30 AM
If you can't handle it, don't get involved in it.  If you're involved in it and discover you can't handle it, get out of it.  Pretty simple, really.
(http://troll.me/images/brick-tamland/thats-what-she-said.jpg)

Oy.  Vey.   ::)
Title: Re: I can't handle social media anymore.
Post by: xOrthodox4Christx on September 25, 2013, 10:04:59 AM
Compared to OC.net, Twitter and Youtube takes years away from you.
Title: Re: I can't handle social media anymore.
Post by: LBK on September 25, 2013, 10:11:45 AM
Compared to OC.net, Twitter and Youtube takes years away from you.

You haven't been a member here long enough ....  ;)
Title: Re: I can't handle social media anymore.
Post by: Mor Ephrem on September 25, 2013, 01:10:16 PM
I read that stupid CNN article today about how Twitter users are supposedly the angriest on the internet. And then I saw that Colin Kaepernick of the 49ers (who has had the worst two games thus far in his career) favorited all the comments from his haters, much of the stuff isn't some passive "You suck!" but a lot more insulting.

I mostly agree with you, but I singled this out because what annoys me to no end is how journalists and television/radio reporters now report not only what's happening in the world, but (almost more importantly) what people are tweeting about it, who liked what about it on Facebook, and how they made a video about their opinion on the matter and posted it on Youtube.  When did "the News" become a bunch of annoying, gossipy high school girls?
Title: Re: I can't handle social media anymore.
Post by: Mor Ephrem on September 25, 2013, 01:12:41 PM
I have been on facebook before it was popular and still muddle in that cesspit.  I just keep the majority of my friends list people that I have met in real life.  No twit-er, no instagram, not gonna do it.  I use an old flip phone.  No smartphones.  I think all this social technology and phones and crap make people less interesting.  The flip side to the internet is, it is a great source for research.  Honestly, I spend most my time reading blogs, news, and looking up info. I rarely look at FB if I have anything better to do.

I had to replace my old flip phone after over a decade of use and stubborn refusal to upgrade.  Now I have something more modern, but still no data plan.  Otherwise, this is basically me. 
Title: Re: I can't handle social media anymore.
Post by: Alpo on September 25, 2013, 01:14:15 PM
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Title: Re: I can't handle social media anymore.
Post by: J Michael on September 25, 2013, 01:30:29 PM
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^ Priceless!!

Title: Re: I can't handle social media anymore.
Post by: vamrat on September 25, 2013, 01:36:08 PM
Compared to OC.net, Twitter and Youtube takes years away from you.

Youtube has the value of letting you pop on a full album to act as background music, then got on to doing something useful.
Title: Re: I can't handle social media anymore.
Post by: Alpo on September 25, 2013, 01:48:36 PM
Compared to OC.net, Twitter and Youtube takes years away from you.

Youtube has the value of letting you pop on a full album to act as background music, then got on to doing something useful.

That's nothing compared to OC.net. Here you can get the crown of martyrdom
Title: Re: I can't handle social media anymore.
Post by: J Michael on September 25, 2013, 01:53:32 PM
Compared to OC.net, Twitter and Youtube takes years away from you.

Youtube has the value of letting you pop on a full album to act as background music, then got on to doing something useful.

That's nothing compared to OC.net. Here you can get the crown of martyrdom

Which thread is that in? ;D ;D
Title: Re: I can't handle social media anymore.
Post by: Arachne on September 25, 2013, 01:55:06 PM
I don't get Twitter. Like, at all. Microblogging? What's the point of blogging if you can't have at least 140 words and a couple of pics or videos?
Title: Re: I can't handle social media anymore.
Post by: TheTrisagion on September 25, 2013, 01:59:54 PM
I don't get Twitter. Like, at all. Microblogging? What's the point of blogging if you can't have at least 140 words and a couple of pics or videos?
Same here. It has got to be the stupidest social media trend out there.
Title: Re: I can't handle social media anymore.
Post by: Asteriktos on September 25, 2013, 02:01:51 PM
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Title: Re: I can't handle social media anymore.
Post by: Alpo on September 25, 2013, 02:02:05 PM
Compared to OC.net, Twitter and Youtube takes years away from you.

Youtube has the value of letting you pop on a full album to act as background music, then got on to doing something useful.

That's nothing compared to OC.net. Here you can get the crown of martyrdom

Which thread is that in? ;D ;D

Pick any topic on Eastern Catholics, Ecumenism, Toll Houses, Homosexuality etc.
Title: Re: I can't handle social media anymore.
Post by: Cyrillic on September 25, 2013, 02:03:52 PM
I don't get Twitter. Like, at all. Microblogging? What's the point of blogging if you can't have at least 140 words and a couple of pics or videos?
Same here. It has got to be the stupidest social media trend out there.

True that.
Title: Re: I can't handle social media anymore.
Post by: J Michael on September 25, 2013, 02:04:14 PM
I don't get Twitter. Like, at all. Microblogging? What's the point of blogging if you can't have at least 140 words and a couple of pics or videos?
Same here. It has got to be the stupidest social media trend out there.

I know little to nothing about "Twitter", but from what I've gleaned about it from what others have said, it reminds of  this (http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,49336.msg867468.html#msg867468).  Totally yawn-worthy.
Title: Re: I can't handle social media anymore.
Post by: Arachne on September 25, 2013, 02:04:25 PM
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Go big or go home, savvy? ;)
Title: Re: I can't handle social media anymore.
Post by: J Michael on September 25, 2013, 02:05:12 PM
Compared to OC.net, Twitter and Youtube takes years away from you.

Youtube has the value of letting you pop on a full album to act as background music, then got on to doing something useful.

That's nothing compared to OC.net. Here you can get the crown of martyrdom

Which thread is that in? ;D ;D

Pick any topic on Eastern Catholics, Ecumenism, Toll Houses, Homosexuality etc.

Sounds like martyrdom is a cinch then  ;D.
Title: Re: I can't handle social media anymore.
Post by: Asteriktos on September 25, 2013, 02:06:21 PM
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Go big or go home, savvy? ;)

I find Vine somewhat more frustrating a concept that twitter, though the latter gets all the media attention.
Title: Re: I can't handle social media anymore.
Post by: TheTrisagion on September 25, 2013, 02:08:42 PM
Compared to OC.net, Twitter and Youtube takes years away from you.

Youtube has the value of letting you pop on a full album to act as background music, then got on to doing something useful.

That's nothing compared to OC.net. Here you can get the crown of martyrdom

Which thread is that in? ;D ;D

Pick any topic on Eastern Catholics, Ecumenism, Toll Houses, Homosexuality etc.
The best part about online martyrdom is that you can rez crazy fast.  I can get 3-4 martyrdoms in an hour if I work efficiently.
Title: Re: I can't handle social media anymore.
Post by: Arachne on September 25, 2013, 02:10:46 PM
Compared to OC.net, Twitter and Youtube takes years away from you.

Youtube has the value of letting you pop on a full album to act as background music, then got on to doing something useful.

That's nothing compared to OC.net. Here you can get the crown of martyrdom

Which thread is that in? ;D ;D

Pick any topic on Eastern Catholics, Ecumenism, Toll Houses, Homosexuality etc.
The best part about online martyrdom is that you can rez crazy fast.  I can get 3-4 martyrdoms in an hour if I work efficiently.

Free unlimited rez scrolls, too!
Title: Re: I can't handle social media anymore.
Post by: DeniseDenise on September 25, 2013, 04:44:31 PM
I read that stupid CNN article today about how Twitter users are supposedly the angriest on the internet. And then I saw that Colin Kaepernick of the 49ers (who has had the worst two games thus far in his career) favorited all the comments from his haters, much of the stuff isn't some passive "You suck!" but a lot more insulting.

I mostly agree with you, but I singled this out because what annoys me to no end is how journalists and television/radio reporters now report not only what's happening in the world, but (almost more importantly) what people are tweeting about it, who liked what about it on Facebook, and how they made a video about their opinion on the matter and posted it on Youtube.  When did "the News" become a bunch of annoying, gossipy high school girls?



Since Fox started a news channel?

Title: Re: I can't handle social media anymore.
Post by: vamrat on September 25, 2013, 04:54:16 PM
I read that stupid CNN article today about how Twitter users are supposedly the angriest on the internet. And then I saw that Colin Kaepernick of the 49ers (who has had the worst two games thus far in his career) favorited all the comments from his haters, much of the stuff isn't some passive "You suck!" but a lot more insulting.

I mostly agree with you, but I singled this out because what annoys me to no end is how journalists and television/radio reporters now report not only what's happening in the world, but (almost more importantly) what people are tweeting about it, who liked what about it on Facebook, and how they made a video about their opinion on the matter and posted it on Youtube.  When did "the News" become a bunch of annoying, gossipy high school girls?

I kind of like it now that the NBC morning news program with Matt Lauer and more importantly Al Rocker, has gotten Carson Daly to do the social networking segment.  I know that when he comes on I need to turn the TV off and head out to work.
Title: Re: I can't handle social media anymore.
Post by: GabrieltheCelt on September 25, 2013, 05:56:06 PM
I have been on facebook before it was popular and still muddle in that cesspit.  I just keep the majority of my friends list people that I have met in real life.  No twit-er, no instagram, not gonna do it.  I use an old flip phone.  No smartphones.  I think all this social technology and phones and crap make people less interesting.  The flip side to the internet is, it is a great source for research.  Honestly, I spend most my time reading blogs, news, and looking up info. I rarely look at FB if I have anything better to do.

I had to replace my old flip phone after over a decade of use and stubborn refusal to upgrade.  Now I have something more modern, but still no data plan.  Otherwise, this is basically me. 

 This is basically me as well.  I don't need or want a smart phone.  I'm still not sure what Twitter is.  I have a Facebook account mainly to keep up with kin all over Dixie.  BUT, I do love the internets!  Just yesterday I watched a Youtube documentary on Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.  Very interesting places.  Then I watched some how-tos on pruning my grape vines. 
Title: Re: I can't handle social media anymore.
Post by: GabrieltheCelt on September 25, 2013, 07:15:54 PM
Don't get me started on hashtags.

http://gizmodo.com/justin-timberlake-show-us-how-dumb-we-sound-when-we-use-1382465357