From New York Magazine

Follow Man Repeller | November 23, 2012

A highly recommended read from the November 26th issue of New York Magazine on the excessive likeability of virtually everything on the internet as backlash to the previous more hostile environment it once cultivated. It’s really interesting in conjunction with that New York Times opinions piece on Irony that was published last week. They all but beg for a lengthier essay so…stay tuned.

In the mean time though–do you think it’s true? Has the internet become too nice?

  • =^..^=

    “Has the internet become too nice?” ? Surely you jest! Have you read the hateful, meanspirited ignorant comments: re the POTUS; re liberals; re fill-in-the-blank ? It’s a terribly disturbing phenom, but I think Americans are nasty when they hide behind the anonymous screen of the internet and spew their mean & crass comments ….

    Or, maybe that’s not exactly what you were getting at?

    Look forward to your future post: I’d much rather have too much likeability out there in the cybersphere than mindless meaness …. : (

  • quincey

    I think rather than the Internet becoming too nice, our identities have become increasingly inescapable on the interwebz (see: Facebook log-ins for everything, a newborn named hash tag. You can’t make this shit up.), so those that use it are more likely to be at the very least polite, while the anonymous trollers dwindle in numbers.