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The culture of perpetual outrage is set to kill (we are way past set to stun)

Some people think Starbuck’s is promoting “Gay agenda” on holiday cups Men who hold doors open for women are sexist Dr. Martens Portland billboard evokes white supremacist symbol, activists say No, the “OK” gesture is not a hate symbol Drinking milk is a sign of racism (see below) Paedophile fears are ‘driving male teachers from primary schools’ (UK) or Male kindergarten teachers often endure suspicious looks (US) Recognize the signs [of gangs] As a comment to one of the stories says,…

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Social media contributes to destruction, feeds upon the "culture of perpetual outrage"

Sorry for the long quote – each sentence here is meaningful to see how social media’s use as a friction-less platform for propaganda leads to lawlessness and destruction, often based on idiocy: Josh Cobin’s story shows the strange social merging of virtual life and real life. The accusation that Trump is a fascist started as a typical bit of Twitter hyperbole, and now it stalks America in the form of a GoDaddy employee in a gas mask. To arrive at…

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Social media contributes to destruction, feeds upon the “culture of perpetual outrage”

Sorry for the long quote – each sentence here is meaningful to see how social media’s use as a friction-less platform for propaganda leads to lawlessness and destruction, often based on idiocy: Josh Cobin’s story shows the strange social merging of virtual life and real life. The accusation that Trump is a fascist started as a typical bit of Twitter hyperbole, and now it stalks America in the form of a GoDaddy employee in a gas mask. To arrive at…

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Is #socialmedia "perpetual outrage" a sign of mental health issues? #Anxiety #MentalHealth

Today I saw a tweet from an apparently famous person (I have not heard of her) saying that the current political environment (specifically the election of Trump) caused her so much anxiety that she is on medication and she is going to need better medication. This was preceded by and then followed by more  Tweets expressing her outrage. It struck me that her attempt to overcome anxiety by being publicly outraged, continuously, day after day, is probably not an effective…

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Is #socialmedia “perpetual outrage” a sign of mental health issues? #Anxiety #MentalHealth

Today I saw a tweet from an apparently famous person (I have not heard of her) saying that the current political environment (specifically the election of Trump) caused her so much anxiety that she is on medication and she is going to need better medication. This was preceded by and then followed by more  Tweets expressing her outrage. It struck me that her attempt to overcome anxiety by being publicly outraged, continuously, day after day, is probably not an effective…

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The perpetually outraged on social media are virtue signaling their personal goodness

As noted on our blog, many users turn social media into a platform for perpetual outage, with their outrage volume set to 11. Why do they do it? A research paper explains: Getting outraged on others’ behalf often isn’t about altruism but soothing personal guilt and asserting one’s status as a good person. Source: Moral Outrage Is Self-Serving, Say Psychologists In other words, the perpetually outraged think they are virtue signaling that they are better than others. And “When people…

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Repost: Media and social media perpetual "outrage culture"

I posted this previously on November 17, 2016. Social media and media messaging have turned our entire world into a culture of perpetual outrage: We have a media system that loves to yell and scream. It is basically its default setting. Forget deliberation and civil discourse, it goes immediately to outrage and cynical condescension, or in other cases, relentless and unprovoked shaming. And we, as the consumers and residents of this culture, have come to confuse all this noise and…

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Repost: Media and social media perpetual “outrage culture”

I posted this previously on November 17, 2016. Social media and media messaging have turned our entire world into a culture of perpetual outrage: We have a media system that loves to yell and scream. It is basically its default setting. Forget deliberation and civil discourse, it goes immediately to outrage and cynical condescension, or in other cases, relentless and unprovoked shaming. And we, as the consumers and residents of this culture, have come to confuse all this noise and…

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