I read news websites, tech/games websites just about everyday at work, and all these websites I read open themselves up for comments on their articles. For quite a while I imposed a ban on myself from even visiting a news website, they're so filled with bile and terrible reporting that I just didn't know why I was reading them anymore.
I remember one day Brooke and I were driving to work when we drove past a horrible car accident, the car had been ripped in half and strewn across the road, we were a bit shaken up just seeing it. I got to work and wanted to read about it, in the afternoon the news sites started posting their articles. Well... here are some of the charming comments from one news website: Mercury News – Fatal crash ‘the worst ever’.* Clearly these people were thinking about how the families of two young men were changed that day.
Today with the announcement of Apple's new device - the 'iPad'. I think the negative comments have outweighed the positive about 25 to 1. I don’t get it, considering Apple has sold over 250 million iPods and over 40 million iPhones, they know a little about hawking cool looking shit. Give them a little bit of credit for trying something that’s somewhat new.
Negativity leads to dead ends, in fact it doesn’t even go that far, leads to unhappiness and stalls progress of humanity. How about this negative guy:
That rules by the way…
I don't come across this much negativity in real life, and never in my life have I heard anyone say anything so heartless and callous as what I've read on the news websites. It just shows how much the internet acts as a shield for cowardly behaviour. I found Eden’s article yesterday so uplifting, it made me feel happy, infact I'm re-enforcing my personal ban of news websites. If I need something to read, I'll read something positive like BOTM (which now has over 100 posts).
*I tried looking for the one that was on news.com.au, it had some amazing comments... this was the best I could find unfortunately.