logo

THIS IS THE NEW SERVER - WE ARE STILL TWEAKING IT
Channel List
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies
Safety
We take forum safety very seriously here at BellaOnline. Please be sure to read through our Forum Guidelines. Let us know if you have any questions or comments!
Newest Members
wabbithung, RugGirl, MichaellWaugh, Sandra Figg, Lienkie
58105 Registered Users
Forum Stats
58,105 Registered Members
417 Forums
117,364 Topics
834,986 Posts

Most users ever online: 615 @ 04/22/15 10:11 AM
Top Posters (30 Days)
"Rosie" 394
Nancy Roussy 322
Connie - ADD/Sandwiches 185
Mona - Astronomy 95
freekundli 44
Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames 41
Deanna - New Age 29
Angie 26
Angela - Drama Movies 14
Korie - California/Yoga Editor 13
Ad Income Supports Charity
Topic Options
#733098 - 12/22/11 11:26 AM Book Details Dangers of the 'E-Personality
ExerciseEditor Offline
Elephant

Registered: 04/02/02
Posts: 4906
"The next time you're about to leave a snarky comment on someone's blog or give up an hour to bid for things you don't need on eBay, consider this: What you do and the self you create online could be forever changing the person you really are.

The Internet may connect us in unprecedented ways, and it may put more information at our fingertips than ever before. But just as it's changing how the world works, one psychiatrist says it may be irreparably altering how our personalities develop."

Are You Your Avatar? Book Details Dangers of the 'E-Personality

I want to read this book now. Fascinating stuff! I bet a new psychology to deal with this will emerge soon. Most people don't even know who they are anymore unless they're plugged into a computer or device of some kind.


Edited by ExerciseEditor (12/22/11 11:29 AM)
_________________________
Monica Neave ISSA Certified Fitness Therapist

Get Your Best Female Figure with the most overlooked workout strategy.

Burn more fat with Fatloss Workouts that work!



Top
#733102 - 12/22/11 11:34 AM Re: Book Details Dangers of the 'E-Personality [Re: ExerciseEditor]
Lori - Marriage Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Koala

Registered: 11/26/09
Posts: 2691
Loc: Orange, CA USA
Wow, Monica. Fascinating stuff, indeed. Thanks for bringing it to our attention.
_________________________
Lori Phillips
Marriage editor

BellaOnline.com Marriage
Twitter: @BellaMarriage

Dreams editor
Bellaonline.com Dreams site
The Dream Collective
Dreams: What are you trying to tell yourself?
Twitter: @tweetdreams4u
and @flutterby03

Top
#733103 - 12/22/11 11:40 AM Re: Book Details Dangers of the 'E-Personality [Re: ExerciseEditor]
ExerciseEditor Offline
Elephant

Registered: 04/02/02
Posts: 4906
I used to think real people were so fake but now I realized they're so real compared to most of what you encounter online. This statement says it all "in social media, the higher-order, instinct-policing superego "has gone AWOL."

The Internet's Wild West-like promise of opportunity fosters delusions of grandeur, he writes. Its focus on personalization and "friend"-accumulation feeds narcissism. Its anonymous culture leads to what he calls "ordinary everyday viciousness."

This is so true. I encounter this here daily when I post something interesting usually somebody comes in and trashes what I posted or has something snarky to say. I'm guilty of this too but I'm aware of it and I try to control it. Most people just don't even realize they're doing it.


Edited by ExerciseEditor (12/22/11 11:41 AM)
_________________________
Monica Neave ISSA Certified Fitness Therapist

Get Your Best Female Figure with the most overlooked workout strategy.

Burn more fat with Fatloss Workouts that work!



Top
#767768 - 06/12/12 05:30 AM Re: Book Details Dangers of the 'E-Personality [Re: ExerciseEditor]
HappyMe09 Offline
Newbie

Registered: 08/12/09
Posts: 17
Needed to reply to this. It is a wonder! I worry about those that follow people around. Mods/admins that have access to isps - and have all the information perhaps from a forum. I have had friends complain about this. They have joined a forum, let's say about moms/parenting, made comments about THEIR life situation and the "fight" ensues!! Then, since they use the same "name" or identifiers, they are found in other places, and even FACEBOOK!! It is worrisome. For you Do NOT know who/what type of personality you may be dealing with. I once made a comment on a "private" facebook gathering of friends that I had no one from a previous forum we had all belonged to as friends on facebook. Suddenly TWO popped in to say hi at the same time. (I didn't even remember them for facebook is REAL names and I couldn't recall them!) So, I learned then that the "private" gathering of "friends" from a forum wasn't so PRIVATE and I came away feeling they were divulging everything and anything I may have said about others from that forum (but without THEIR comments) They are all admins/mods on other forums. Use extreme caution always. :)

Top


Want to reply? Register as a Forum Member - it's quick, free and fun!
Brand New Posts
Most Overlooked Solution to Preventing Weight Gain
by BB -Body Care
Body Care
1 second ago
Laneige Water Sleeping Mask Review
by BB -Body Care
Body Care
2 minutes 29 seconds ago
The Dating Game Serial Killer
by Vance - Crime/History Ed.
Crime
Today at 12:38 AM
Whitefly Infestation
by Anu D - Orchids
Orchids
Yesterday at 11:21 PM
Dendrobium Farmeri - Farmer's Dendrobium
by Anu D - Orchids
Orchids
Yesterday at 11:14 PM
Pluto - it's a whole new story now
by Mona - Astronomy
Astronomy
Yesterday at 10:23 PM
China Loves British Tea, How Ironic (Article)
by Ninjahedgewych
Tea
Yesterday at 08:15 PM
I'm looking for solution with overweight!
by selen
Weight Loss
Yesterday at 07:52 PM
What Yoga did you Do Today?
by Nancy Roussy
Yoga
Yesterday at 06:18 PM
Spiders!
by Nancy Roussy
Clairvoyance
Yesterday at 04:29 PM
Register to Post!
Want to post? For security reasons you need to Register as a Forum Member. It's quick, easy and free!
Forum Activities
Book Clubs
Trivia Contests
Who's Online
0 registered (), 68 Guests and 4 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Ad Income Supports Charity



| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2015 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.