Which communities are overly represented on the Internet?
Pitbull owners, libertarians, furries.
Liberals/Progressives. Most internet communities are predominantly liberal which sadly does not match America's reality.
R2 Why do you think that is? Whats keeping conservatives from forming internet communities?
The online community is well represented on the internet.
[quote]Why do you think that is? Whats keeping conservatives from forming internet communities?
No, R2, its just your insular world that you choose to live in, so you only frequent sites with "progressives."
Pit bulls are sweet dogs, OP. You, on the other hand, are an asshole.
R8 pitbulls are vicious; they were bred to fight to the death in cages! They are senseless victims of animal cruelty! They might be "sweet"...but so is a chimp; before it tears your face off!
R9 - Pit bulls are not bred to fight to the death. They are very loyal dogs and there are assholes who will TRAIN them to fight to the death.
Abuse + "work training" = a dog that will attack.
Stupid people and assholes.
Oh wait, that's just here.
R10, do you have a pit bull? I always thought they still had that urge...
R11, you're insufferable! Take a chill pill...
Police and NSA analysts
I wouldn't say they are overly represented, but stupid people are certainly well represented, and they gain strength in numbers.
E.g., conspiracy theorists and crackpots of all kinds, instead of just writing crank letters in purple crayon to the editors of their local newspapers, have now combined forces to plague everyone with their intricate baloney.
Occam's Razor says "inside job."
I think neolibs are overly represented on datalounge. And they're the same as neocons, just in favor of abortion and gay marriage.
The internet has certainly given a loud voice and a very public platform to the utterly stupid, bullying and obnoxious, that they didn't have before.
[quote]Pit bulls are sweet dogs, OP. You, on the other hand, are an asshole.
You have a tendency to overreact. It's a good thing you're not a pit bull.
[quote] Most internet communities are predominantly liberal which sadly does not match America's reality.
The internet is made up of more than Americans you know?
I think R23 is correct. There aren't enough cute cat hijinks videos on the net.
Shower manifestos: those speeches I give to the tile while washing my ass? I read them every day on the internet. My internet is just an electronic park with millions of soapboxes. Some wisdomy people take time to articulate. Some nuts type streams of conscience.
Consumer Junkies: What can I buy that will make me happy? What is the best? What is the cheapest? What is the best substitute? Who ships for free? Is there too much packaging? Why was I wise to buy this? What else can I do with this? How long before I can buy it again?
If there's a post criticizing it, they'll come a-runnin':
Michael Jackson megafans
Polyamorous promoters ("We're not pushing polyamory, but let me make this analogy to gay rights and then state that monogamy is not biologically ideal and also that monogamists are boring and my polygamous friends have been together for three whole years now...")
MAH FREE SPEECH weirdos who can turn anything into a free speech test (see: posting creepshots, Paula Deen's desire for tapdancing black children to perform at weddings)
THIS USED TO BE AMURICAH weirdos who are similar to the above but link everything to Obummer in the White House/damn liberals
Asexuals (why does this need to be a category?)
Bronies (why, period)
Sufferers of diseases that are statistically minimal, but oh god just try and let that college remove the No Peanuts sign on that classroom
Zimmerman and Deen apologists.
r3 Older people tend to be conservative. And older people use the internet less.
#1 Teenaged Girls
Under-represented: the history of AIDS in the US. So here is a piece from *Gawker*:
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