Experts on bad behavior on the internet break it down into “at least three subtypes: excessive gaming, sexual preoccupations, and e-mail/text messaging.” But ‘ars technica’ says there are “surely more”. “We would like to suggest that a few other internet-related conditions, compulsions, addictions, and maladjustment receive some ‘additional study’ of their own.” It says that among the pathologies running rampant on the net are Acute Screen/Life Confusion, LOLpets Disorder, Generalized Trolling Compulsion, Comments Derangement Syndrome, and Manic Confirmation Bias. The latter reflects how easy it is to find information to back our beliefs, “no matter how crazed or one-sided.”
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