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My 1st question is: Can anyone give me a strict fast Nutrisystem diet? Thanks in advance for any comment. Another question I got... It is obvious that the mobile phone and the Internet have radically changed how we communicate with others. One notable aspect is the tone many take on when someone disagrees with their take. Another is the aggression and anger evident when people contribute anonymously and the "courage" some experience when there are no repercussions. In other words, they say things anonymously that they wouldn't have the balls (or lack of civility) to say in person.



Http://www.cnn.com/2008/TECH/11/03/a...net/index.html..

asked Apr 21 at 10:42

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You betcha! but you might wanna make sure and wait for another commenter to confirm this as I am not quite sure. Better yet, why don't you ask the Nutrisystem guys because they can help better...

answered Apr 21 at 11:25

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I also think the internet/blogging emboldens people to try out their aggression in the real world. A younger generation, in the process of finding themselves sees that it works in one world, so they experiment in another. An older person, who no one ever listened to before, finds an audience for their extremism and thinks it will work at work..

But there is a positive side. I think people are also learning that opinions matter, extremism in a sane world is sometimes shut down quickly and severely (NS site for example), anger often looks like a closed mind, stupidity, or lack of information, and people are listening to and discovering a measure of enlightenment from reasoned and impassioned points of view...

answered Apr 21 at 12:40

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Just go into some of these Internet chat rooms to get some of that. In my world, it's the CB radio....I hear stuff that if it was said in front of the speaker's wives, daughters, etc. there'd be a major fight. Usually I just turn the damn thing off....which is probably the best thing for all of it......ignore it...

answered Apr 21 at 13:33

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This is actually really interesting. I've seen this everywhere on different boards, chat rooms (ie. mIRC), and even the gaming world on xbox live. I'll be playing a video game on xbox live with a buddy of mine and we can hear kids who are clearly barely even 12 just rampage with cussing and other language that, if a parent had been in the room and heard, would probably get corporal punishment. The idea that no one in the internet world really knows who you are, can give you the power to be whoever you want to be and even just say whatever is on your mind, without sugar coating it...

answered Apr 21 at 13:44

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That anonynmity and lack of repercussions is what allows people to act like fools. When I was growing up, you played respectfully with the bigger kids. I say respectfully because, if you popped off, you could easily get beat down. Dealing with people face to face teaches you to learn body language, you are able to see the effects of your words, you learn to use tact, persuasion and cajole. Today's generation is missing out on those lessons..

And I have to disagree with one point, Curry. Unfortunately, I've seen some of these young kids use that kind of language in front of their parents and even toward them. Trust me, I wouldn't have even thought of speaking this way in front of my folks. If I had, all of you wouldn't have the pleasure of communicating with me...

answered Apr 21 at 14:37

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I'm glad I don't have to deal with kids like that. I don't really know how those kids acted with parents around but I was able to hear them without them in the room (they would state it out loud while laughing and then cussing like sailors). However, I can definitely see them doing the same thing, say, in an environment with adults around because they may not see that boundary between right and wrong after being in front of a monitor for hours. Just like you, I've also grown up in the situation where if I mouthed off to anyone face-to-face, I'd get beat down. It wasn't until I was older that I started looking at forums, talking online, etc so by then I knew the boundaries. I'm sure in a few decades we can tell if this will affect the younger generations as they grow older..

Edit: This actually made me think of a question. I wonder how parents are dealing with kids these days that may spend hours in front of a monitor/tv acting in this fashion in the cyber world these days. I'm sure there research out there regarding behavioral/psychological impact with excessive internet/video game use. Ok, maybe not a question but more of a thought rambling....

answered Apr 21 at 14:50

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I have 12 and 14 year old boys, and they don't spend that muchtime on the computer. Our computer is a tool for helping with homework. Instead, we keep them involved heavily in sports and other real-world activities. They are, however, big into txt messaging...

answered Apr 21 at 15:09

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I don't have kids but I think they're great and have plenty of friends with kids. Like with the television, parents who are either lazy or overwhelmed permit the electronic amenities to be their babysitters. Involved parents, like DMC notes, have a higher likelihood of success. Seems like kids that are kept busy and are encouraged to try different activities with different groups of people are more well adjusted...

answered Apr 21 at 16:21

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