Opinion : Is the internet making us angry?
Words: Caroline Foran
Many great things have come from the advent of things like Facebook, Twitter and of course the internet in general. Such inventions, aided by the birth of people like Bill Gates, Steve Jobbs and Mark Zuckerberg (among others) saw the heralding of a new and exciting dawn for mankind; instantly, the world became a smaller place; global businesses flourished; your cousin interning in Toyko was now contactable at the click of a button and if you really wanted to tell Lady GaGa that she'd inspired you to don a pack of streaky bacon to your best friend's wedding, you could do so with just one tweet and no need for fan mail. You might even get a reply, if you're lucky.
The development of the blogosphere and later the twittersphere meant that in terms of media consumption, you were no longer limited to the opinions expressed by local publications. Now, you could say what you want, whenever you want about whatever you want. Online, everyone's now a critic.
All good things, you'll agree. However there are a few not-so-positive side effects to come from this freedom of expression online, one of which I'm noticing more and more of late: I'm all for a spot of healthy debate but I worry, is the internet making us angry? And, *awaitsbacklash* is this online rage, for lack of a better term, slightly more prevalent among men as Guardian journalist Patrick Barkham suggests?
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Story by Sheena McGinley | 09:31 | Friday 25th May 2012 | Gossip
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