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    Default Why do most people on the internet just happen to be N's?

    I think most people just don't have a clue. :/ Neither do I, but that's not the point... >.>

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    Hit it right on the money, I might be a S for all I really know. Also, S's tend to engage their environments more rather than staying on the internet for hours.

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    The Internet represents an abstraction to a large degree. Most early adopters of like technologies would also seem to be disproportionately Ns. Once the technology has been sussed out and mainstreamed, the Ss begin to participate more. But that's just an observation - not certain if any research has indicated otherwise???
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    Most Ss are too busy irl to spend as much time in the Internet. They however are coming more and more as the lines between Internet/irl become less clear.

    Ns and particular NTs have the advantage of initially coming to net and incorporating their own culture deeply within it. Ns have, in the words of ,Nathan Bedford Forrest , have come to the Internet the "firstest with the mostest".
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    Quote Originally Posted by InsatiableCuriosity View Post
    The Internet represents an abstraction to a large degree. Most early adopters of like technologies would also seem to be disproportionately Ns. Once the technology has been sussed out and mainstreamed, the Ss begin to participate more. But that's just an observation - not certain if any research has indicated otherwise???
    I downloaded and installed Slackware Linux in 1995. Before there were polished brands, before many I knew even had the net.

    I also played MUDs and Ultima Online. Before shit like WoW blew up.

    I'm probably N. If that's a good criteria and all that.

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    The confirmed S's I know use the internet for practical purposes. One checks news and sports scores. One gets ideas for home decor and only goes to those sites. Another keeps up with skin care and beauty products. They seem to use the internet as an information resource where it applies to their daily interests but not as a communication tool (so there's less of them on discussion forums; they're seen less).

    So it's not that S's don't use the internet and N's do, but the way they use it can be type-dependent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by InsatiableCuriosity View Post
    The Internet represents an abstraction to a large degree. Most early adopters of like technologies would also seem to be disproportionately Ns. Once the technology has been sussed out and mainstreamed, the Ss begin to participate more. But that's just an observation - not certain if any research has indicated otherwise???
    While this may be true, the internet is not a new thing. Every day the amount of internet users grows and the internet becomes more and more a part of society. I really doubt that there are as many intuitives on the internet as there seem to be. Now, I do believe that there are more introverts on the internet than extraverts, but it seems that there are way too many people calling themselves intuitives out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coconut View Post
    The confirmed S's I know use the internet for practical purposes. One checks news and sports scores. One gets ideas for home decor and only goes to those sites. Another keeps up with skin care and beauty products. They seem to use the internet as an information resource where it applies to their daily interests but not as a communication tool (so there's less of them on discussion forums; they're seen less).

    So it's not that S's don't use the internet and N's do, but the way they use it can be type-dependent.
    I know SP's who waste time on facebook But I know people like you're mentioning above as well. I've gotten a few to test at least, and they were SJs.

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    All of my friends online and most in RL are N's. I think it's really interesting.

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    I challenge your premise. I don't think most people on the internet are Ns, I think it's quite the opposite actually.

    If you had said forums, we might have the start of a rationale, but even there I would disagree.
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