*On a particular commenting platform in a 16-month period that can’t really tell the whole picture, but just a slice of it. In any case, as a comment moderator, I’m not sure how I feel about this.
According to Wired and Disqus, an online commenting platform, 12.2 percent of the comments made on Disqus platforms in a 16-month period were hostile (the highest percentage in the nation). In New Hampshire, that figure was 4.7 percent, the lowest percentage in the nation.
Read more about their methodology and descriptions of “hostility” at the link, and note that this only covers Disqus platforms, not other places such as Facebook.
Other notable findings, according to Wired and Disqus: The most hostile time of day is 3 a.m. and the most “talkative” is 9 p.m. So stay off the internet in the middle of the night?? Or just like, always????