Why Is Everyone on the Internet So Angry?: Scientific American

While not limited to the internet (e.g., talk radio, Fox News), the central point that the anonimity of the internet enables anger, venting, and, I would argue, living more inside a bubble of like-minded individuals. Quote:

Communication, the scholars say, is really about taking someone else’s perspective, understanding it, and responding. “Tone of voice and gesture can have a large influence on your ability to understand what someone is saying,” [Art] Markman said. “The further away from face-to-face, real-time dialogue you get, the harder it is to communicate.” …

Communication, the scholars say, is really about taking someone else’s perspective, understanding it, and responding. “Tone of voice and gesture can have a large influence on your ability to understand what someone is saying,” Markman said. “The further away from face-to-face, real-time dialogue you get, the harder it is to communicate.”

Why Is Everyone on the Internet So Angry?: Scientific American.

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