Dating Kinky
The internet rewards us for being mean.
October 6, 2021
A new study shows how online social networks are encouraging us through likes, shares, and engagements to express more moral outrage over time. Basically, when we post something extreme or controversial, we get more engagement, which in turn encourages us to post more like that.
We are mean, judgmental, accusatory, and shitty to other humans, even when we don't mean to be. 

Part of it is (I think) a sort of cultural stress and frustration and mounting tension over the world in general, and it's been growing for a while. 

Part of it is social media. 


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