I have used the internet for so many different purposes. I've used it to meet women, used it to meet friends, used it to find jobs, etc. The internet has been a net positive in my life...the only exception is stock message boards. The responses I have read on these stock message boards can be extremely hostile and rude. Some of the posts seem to have been worded at times by people who are way out there and not in touch with reality. What is it about these stock message boards where people feel the need to be so weird and hostile? I went to aljazeera.com and a few other hotbed websites where I didnt quite see quite the same reactions. What is so wrong about believing the market will go this way or that...or that the S&P will touch this number or that number...etc? Its just someone's opinion, only words on a screen by someone you dont know. Those words are not insulting your family, but only trying to state an opinion about a topic that really shouldnt be that controversial. If the S&P goes to this number or that number, then who cares if the guy was right or not. In order to lose faith in humanity, you simply need to go to a stock message board and read the different responses. It is truly that bad. . .