An early blog (for a change)

My first class let out early, so I have a Vault, a chicken biscuit from Chick-Fil-A, and a few minutes to spare. :) It’s not a bad day out — the official NWS forecasts put the temperature in the mid to upper 60s…I think we might touch 70 today.

I find it incredibly humorous that using IE 7.0 in the public terminals prompts a “switch today” button in the bottom of the WordPress administration panel. ;)

In other, more academic news, my communication research class has moved on to qualitative studies (yes, I realize just how little time for that there is), and I am going to examine the nitty gritty of arguing on the Internet versus arguing in real life. I’m going to examine three or four different types of message boards — going to avoid the blogosphere in this one, I think — and try to make heads or tails of the quality of the arguments made (or lack thereof) and see if there are common characteristics. I’m also going to determine whether the arguments would be something anybody would talk about in real life otherwise, if it weren’t for the message board.

How about you folks? Is there something you’ve argued about on the Internet before that you would never in a million years argue about in real life — or vice versa, for that matter?

2 thoughts on “An early blog (for a change)

  1. NotMyBest2Day

    My early class hasn’t started yet, but it will in a minute (9:45), so I’m sitting at my desk eating a Hot Pocket and drinking a Pepsi. Tasty.

    Arguing online and not in person… Well there was the DirectX v. OpenGL thing I mentioned on your previous post, but I do argue that in person, too. I’m not sure, really. I think pretty much anything I would argue online, I would most definitely argue in person.

  2. NotMyBest2Day

    My early class hasn’t started yet, but it will in a minute (9:45), so I’m sitting at my desk eating a Hot Pocket and drinking a Pepsi. Tasty.

    Arguing online and not in person… Well there was the DirectX v. OpenGL thing I mentioned on your previous post, but I do argue that in person, too. I’m not sure, really. I think pretty much anything I would argue online, I would most definitely argue in person.

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