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Anger—the Dominate Force on Internet Communication

October 25, 2013
Tribune Chronicle |

You would expect that most "tweets" would be expressions of love and appreciation toward one another, right? Wrong. At least that's the finding of a new study of the Chinese social network Weibo; that's a platform resembling Twitter and boasting "twice as many users." They conclude that the most "influential emotion in online interactions" is anger. What does this reveal about the social media, and why it seems easier to "rage" at a screen than directly to a person?



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