Social media: Social media puts us into a state of perpetual outrage

Social media: Social media puts us into a state of perpetual outrage

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Williams writes, “The most visible and consequential form of compromised ‘daylight’ we see in the digital attention economy is the prevalence and centrality of moral outrage. Moral outrage consists of more than just anger: It also includes the impulse to judge, punish and shame someone you think has crossed a moral line. …

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And that’s my first piece of advice: Pick the social media platform that you find most stressful, and quit it. Don’t quit social media or your phone cold turkey. Just quit one platform. If you’re like me with Twitter, you’ll be surprised how your stress level drops.

Source: Big Tech wants your attention. Don’t give them more than they deserve.

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