How much do you spend reading other people’s comments online? How about posting your own comments and engaging in discussions with people from all over the world?
I don’t know about you, but I have noticed that there seems to be a considerable number of people online who exude anger in their writing. I would not go as far as saying that everyone online is full of anger, but the frequency of those angry posts cannot be ignored. There is anger on the Internet.
This is what was tackled by Natalie Wolchover in an article published by the Scientific American. She sums it up in a neat little package: “A perfect storm engenders online rudeness, including virtual anonymity and thus a lack of accountability, physical distance and the medium of writing.”