Pardon the continued threadjack but just to say that was a real nice response, lgg5819.
My concern for someone having an episode online is that they could reveal too much about themselves, such as their precise whereabouts, their id, etc., or otherwise make themselves a target for someone to take advantage of them in whatever way. It's a little scary but I guess a product of the times that now not just with the internet but with such easy to use applications, we have more interaction with all sorts of people including an ignorant racist who before probably couldn't figure out a DOS prompt so wasn't an issue online but now you can find yourself chatting with someone who you might not ever invite into your living room, never mind allow on your lawn, or a homophobe who you certainly wouldn't invite to sit on your desk to all sorts of personality disordered or otherwise afflicted.
On the one hand, it makes it possible for someone who doesn't socialize in person real well to reach out which can be a good thing for them but also it makes it easier for a pathological liar, say, to pull the wool over anyone's eyes or to troll for kicks whereas they might be easier found out in person, or someone having a manic episode can make themselves more vulnerable than would otherwise be offline. It'll be curious to see how that effects overall thinking and interactions over the coming years.
As to the OP's point on brain hemispheric divergence theory (I just made up that label, cute, huh?)...http://psychology.about.com/od/cognitivepsychology/a/left-brain-right-brain.htm
Understanding the Myth of Left Brain and Right Brain Dominance
...Later research has shown that the brain is not nearly as dichotomous as once thought. For example, recent research has shown that abilities in subjects such as math are actually strongest when both halves of the brain work together. Today, neuroscientists know that the two sides of the brain work together to perform a wide variety of tasks and that the two hemispheres communicate through the corpus collosum.
"No matter how lateralized the brain can get, though, the two sides still work together," science writer Carl Zimmer explained in an article for Discover magazine. "The pop psychology notion of a left brain and a right brain doesn’t capture their intimate working relationship....
“It’s absolutely true that some brain functions occur in one or the other side of the brain. Language tends to be on the left, attention more on the right. But people don’t tend to have a stronger left- or right-sided brain network. It seems to be determined more connection by connection,"
As to the OP's OP, I'm sorry, what was the topic again? Just kidding. Now back to your regularly scheduled thread. Enjoy.