Xbox One Cyberbullying

#1teh1337gosuPosted 5/4/2014 7:21:46 PM
"Dr. Sameer Hinduja specialises in online behaviours and cyberbullying. When asked about the online community’s propensity for hating on the Xbox One, he points out that once some people become fans of a certain product, they “eventually derive some measure of their identity from ‘belonging’ to the group of people who are those fans.” This is, of course, what we commonly refer to as “fanboyism." ... It's silly to portray Microsoft as an absolute victim. The fanbase for the console remains strong and it’s selling well. The fact that the Xbox One is so hated on is a testament to its major role in modern culture, and it’s almost certain that the haters will quieten down and move onto the next vulnerable target sooner rather than later. Then, when the discrepancy between the culture of Xbox One hating and its real-world facets begins to diminish, we’ll be able to see more clearly that this console is likely to become one of the most successful of all time."

http://screenrobot.com/attempting-explain-xbox-one-hating-subculture/

An Xbox One hate subculture? How dies something like this even manifest itself. Back when it was Sonic vs Mario it was more of a rivalry hate, not a tribal cyber bullying kick em while they're down. Oldish article, but surprised it exists in the first place.
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#2Robin_MaskPosted 5/4/2014 7:39:50 PM
It goes to show how far some people go. Hell, I recognize some of the trolls on here.

Dead Cell
Viet0ne
SubSeenix

They have been trolling for the past 7-something years, I understand trolling ONE generation but to still continue? Holy crap, that is true obsession. They're going for the decade now.
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#3nb003_99Posted 5/4/2014 7:43:52 PM
Blocked =\= bullying
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#4Tajaz2426Posted 5/4/2014 7:48:17 PM
The hate goes all ways, from the Wii U, PS4, and the One. People inherently will blast another product to make it inferior, so they feel reassured about the product they purchased. The reason it feels more abundantly towards the XBox one is live coverage during the reveal, some choice mistakes they made, and how Microsoft themselves used social media last generation to say how much better their consoles were than the others.

This makes the pendulum effect as they were on top of the mountain, so people want to tear it down. With all the vitriol that is spewed on today's social media sites, it looks a 100 times worse. Then you have folks all the sudden play victim, after all the brash comments from last gen and the compounds the problem.

As the next gen rolls around the hate will change faces and be on another console. The article is right though, as after time things will settle down. Is also like to add that media sites do not help and make flame topics to keep the fighting going.
#5Laylow12Posted 5/4/2014 7:53:30 PM
Lol, no doubt Microsoft is finding this "study". Nevermind all the real facts against the XBOX ONE, we're all supposed to overlook them and rush out and buy an XBOX ONE immediately. If you have concerns on why its so weak and all focused on KINECT 2.0 and its data mining capabilities and every other weakness, then you are a cyber bully and shame on you!

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#6PorungaPosted 5/4/2014 7:53:58 PM
So this person is under the impression that it is only happening to the xbox? Yeah no, such things are happening everywhere, on every system. The xbox base is not innocent nor are victims. They are just as bad as everyone else, engaging in the same behavior they whine and cry about so much and complain about the dreaded "ponies" like they are the boogie man tormenting them.
#7nb003_99Posted 5/4/2014 7:55:52 PM
Porunga posted...
So this person is under the impression that it is only happening to the xbox? Yeah no, such things are happening everywhere, on every system. The xbox base is not innocent nor are victims. They are just as bad as everyone else, engaging in the same behavior they whine and cry about so much and complain about the dreaded "ponies" like they are the boogie man tormenting them.


Logic overload
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#8iamjosh308Posted 5/4/2014 8:02:48 PM
Robin_Mask posted...
It goes to show how far some people go. Hell, I recognize some of the trolls on here.

Dead Cell
Viet0ne
SubSeenix

They have been trolling for the past 7-something years, I understand trolling ONE generation but to still continue? Holy crap, that is true obsession. They're going for the decade now.


im sure you're making them oh so angry
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#9Robin_MaskPosted 5/4/2014 8:41:06 PM
iamjosh308 posted...
Robin_Mask posted...
It goes to show how far some people go. Hell, I recognize some of the trolls on here.

Dead Cell
Viet0ne
SubSeenix

They have been trolling for the past 7-something years, I understand trolling ONE generation but to still continue? Holy crap, that is true obsession. They're going for the decade now.


im sure you're making them oh so angry


Not surprised it's one of the lame and useless replies.
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#10Jx1010Posted 5/4/2014 8:42:32 PM
Im not sure I understand what the point of this topic is.