Archinect - News 2015-10-10T05:05:53-04:00 The Psychology of Online Comments Archinect 2013-10-25T15:59:00-04:00 >2013-10-28T20:23:17-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="392" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>the nastier the comments, the more polarized readers became about the contents of the article, a phenomenon they dubbed the &ldquo;nasty effect.&rdquo; But the nasty effect isn&rsquo;t new, or unique to the Internet. Psychologists have long worried about the difference between face-to-face communication and more removed ways of talking&mdash;the letter, the telegraph, the phone. Without the traditional trappings of personal communication, like non-verbal cues, context, and tone, comments can become overly impersonal...</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Manuel Castells on the rise of alternative economic cultures Archinect 2012-11-12T11:45:00-05:00 >2012-11-12T12:56:22-05:00 <img src="" width="464" height="261" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>We live in a culture of not virtual reality, but real virtuality because our virtuality - meaning the internet networks - are a fundamental part of our reality. All the studies on the internet show that people who are more social on the internet are also more social face-to-face.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>