Sometimes I read criticisms of the kind of content you tend to find on fedi from non-fedi ppl and realize, "Wow. Some people are legitimately addicted to the outrage machine."
Where do they find the energy for this shit
I come here to get LESS pissed off, and I just don't understand them
Yeah. Like anger and it's counterpart sadness are important emotions to have and confront, but doing so 24/7 is probably not healthy. Especially if none of the information you're looking at is contextualized (since that's what would allow you to actually make constructive use of those emotions).
Some fedi people are too
Oof. Thanks for the correction then. But I think that just makes me more confused about the article. Maybe there was a snowball effect that dissuaded them from the fedi, but they're talking in such generalities that it just makes me as a reader go, "What???" Especially since they start talking about the lack of a certain kind of content but immediately speak of it as a problem for fedi or the platform as such, when this is a bit of a leap.
@mrjunge Outrage os a tool of the elites in government, business and the media. It's a means to keep people apart rather than help them find common ground.
It's insidious, and has been going on for generations. Social media just happens to be the perfect platform to generate outrage/divisiveness
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