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Argument Timing
Of course, everyone has their own profile. There are morning arguers, hangry arguers, meal-time arguers, late-night arguers, and people who get in a meta-argument over what their argument timing is, dredge up examples of past arguments, and end up fighting over THOSE again as well.
Title text: Of course, everyone has their own profile. There are morning arguers, hangry arguers, meal-time arguers, late-night arguers, and people who get in a meta-argument over what their argument timing is, dredge up examples of past arguments, and end up fighting over THOSE again as well.

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Commentary on (a) the prevalence of using mobile devices in bed combined with (b) burgeoning use of social media and the potential for conflict that occurs on such platforms, especially Facebook.

Before mobile devices were common, the ability to argue on-line usually ended when a person left their desk and went to bed. Before social media was common, arguments with friends would occur in person.

The red line remains above zero for a short time after Randall goes to sleep. He must sometimes fall asleep while writing a social media post but finish it while sleep-typing.

The title text talks about different types of arguers, saying that some people argue more at certain times. "Hangry" is an informal word meaning bad-tempered or irritable as a result of hunger.

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[Shown is a curved time plot. There is a black line, marked "Before Smartphones and Facebook" and a red line marked "After." On the Y axis, "Odds of getting in a friendship-ending argument." There is no scale shown for the Y axis. On the X axis, at uneven intervals, are times of the day, beginning at "Wake Up" and ending with "Fall Asleep." With the exception of waking up and falling asleep, the red line is slightly lower than the black line. Directly after waking up and during the interval between going to bed and falling asleep, the black line is near zero while the red line peaks.]

0 - Wake Up: Both the black and red lines are at zero. Wake Up - Get Out Of Bed: The black line moves up only slightly, by 1%. The red line sharply jumps up, peaking at 56%, and then falls sharply to about 20%. Get Out Of Bed - Breakfast: The black line peaks at 15% as it reaches "Breakfast." The red line falls to 12%.




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