Another Meaningless Tech Syndrome, This Time With A Grain Of Truth
from the sounds-familiar dept
By now it barely needs mentioning that health professionals love to ascribe various syndromes and dangerously addictive properties to new technology. Usually the pronouncements are exaggerated and silly, but sometimes there’s something that rings true. A new study of web users says everyone is susceptible to “Mouse Rage Syndrome”, which can be brought on by poorly designed websites, and can result in the tightening of facial muscles and even lead to diminished cardio functions. If you’re unsure whether you’ve had mouse rage or not, just think of the irritation caused from an advertisement that covers the whole screen that you can’t click off, or a menu that requires you to scroll over a certain word to open, but when you go to click on a menu item, the menu disappears and you have to start over again. Now, did we really need a study to show that the internet, just like everything else in the world, can from time to time be a source of extreme frustration?