Not going to do this here, I don’t care WHAT this study shows.
I created this blog because I got tired of all the aggression, stupidity and vulgarity that is out there on the net in the blogverse…
Seemingly EVERYWHERE you look.
All the negativity that I felt like one had to wade through to find the interesting things available on the internet was just draining and I was determined to create a place very ANTI-that.
Heck, I have enough negativity that exists in my real life, why in the world would I seek that out elsewhere?
I take great pains not to offend anyone who might frequent here, while doing my very best to offer information that I not only think is fun, but interesting and enlightening (even if in my weird, twisted way) as well.
Want more comments on your blog posts? A higher follower tally on Twitter? Then be prepared to resort to flaming to anger and upset people. That’s the conclusion of a study into the role emotions play in online interaction.
A group of Slovenian and British researchers used something called “sentiment analysis” to identify emotional contentMovie Camera in posts left on the BBC’s online discussion forums and the link-sharing website digg.com.
The team’s algorithms look for features such as keywords, emoticons, and subtle linguistic markers such as misspellings, and use the results to calculate a “happiness score” for each post.
They have found that long conversation threads are overwhelmingly more emotionally negative than short ones, with happiness scores decreasing logarithmically with the number of messages. What’s more, long conversations almost always start with negative comments.
“If you want a long chat, don’t start by saying ‘I love this!’, at least not online,” says Mike Thelwall, head of the Statistical Cybermetrics research group in Wolverhampton, UK. [Read More]
Flaming and negativity?
I’m sorry, I don’t think it’s needed in order a blog to be successful and if it is?
1)That’s just horrible and 2)I will be perfectly happy with the successes I have accomplished thus far and leave it at that.