Anger, Rage, Incivility, Shame, and Other Internet Hobbies

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Anger, Rage, Incivility, Shame, and Other Internet Hobbies

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Post by Whatever4 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:29 pm

Long article about anger and fandom and the Internet.

The Exaltation of Anger
The common denominator in all these things is the anger. The level of rage in internet culture goes from zero to kill-you in seconds, and it stays there. :snippity:

http://atomicjunkshop.com/the-exaltatio ... 08oZRY2j4I
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Post by Whatever4 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:30 pm

'I Love You, But You're Wrong,' And Other Salvos On The Front Lines Of Civility
... Political differences can drive a wedge through even the closest families and friendships. A 2017 Reuters/Ipsos poll found that 13 percent of respondents said the 2016 election had caused them to end a relationship with a friend or relative. Nearly 40 percent said the election had provoked at least one argument with a loved one.

More broadly, Americans say they're worried that the United States is growing more polarized and that civility — respect, courtesy, kindness — is slipping away in many aspects of their lives. From road rage to Twitter feuds to the rancor at the highest levels of government, polls show that Americans think incivility is at crisis levels.

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Recently, NPR has been traveling the country to explore how people are grappling with the idea of civility in polarizing times.

Here are five stories about the shaky line that people walk to keep things civil — or not — in their most intimate relationships.
https://www.npr.org/2019/04/14/71104536 ... t=20190414
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Post by Whatever4 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:33 pm

Public Shaming

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Post by Whatever4 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:39 pm

"[Moderate] doesn't mean you don't have views. It just means your views aren't predictable ideologically one way or the other, and you're trying to follow the facts where they lead and reach your own conclusions."
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Post by Dan1100 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:57 pm

It seems like a 100 years ago when the internet was about delivering quality pornography to adolescent males.

It was a kinder, gentler time.
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