Five Emotions Invented By The Internet


Mon, Jan 24th, 2011 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

According to Leigh Alexander, of the Thought Catalog website, the Internet has invented five new emotions. For example, ever had that vague and gnawing pang of anxiety centred around an IM window that has lulled after your last message? You're not alone:

During this time an individual feels unsure whether they have offended the IM recipient, committed a breach of IM etiquette, or have otherwise spoilt the presentation of themselves carefully crafted thus far thanks to the miracles of the textual medium. The individual must be at least vaguely aware that they are being vaguely paranoid, and must tell themselves things like 'he probably just stepped away from the keyboard' or 'I know she is at work right now so perhaps she has stopped replying because she is busy.'



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