Online Anger: Where It Comes From and How to Control It

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About Andrea Weckerle

Andrea Weckerle is the author of "Civility in the Digital Age: How Companies and People Can Triumph over Haters, Trolls, Bullies and Other Jerks." http://www.civilination.org/civility-in-the-digital-age She founded and leads CiviliNation http://www.civilination.org/, a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity organization dedicated to reducing online hostility, character assassination and adult cyberbullying. She previously worked at the Legal Management Services division of a global professional services firm, helping to design, develop, and implement comprehensive alternative dispute resolution systems for Fortune® 500 firms. She also underwent extensive mediation training, earning certificates in Commercial Mediation and Conflict Resolution Processes. In addition to a law degree, she had an MA in Public Relations/Conflict Analysis and Resolution.

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  1. Anger is just one of the many social symptoms, so managing them may not be enough. Something’s gotto change as to the ultimate reasons behind it. It is like in all toxic families, blaming the children rather than pointing at the parents’ crimes, and looking at the symptoms rather than at the reasons causing the disease.

    We all feel it in our bones. We are the generation of anger, angered by the lack of opportunities under the new world order, by the increasing confusion and daily conflicts in a globalised yet divided world, by the cynical mass media that blatantly lie into our face, by the world politics building a global capitalist empire above our heads, which will keep deepening the recession and gearing our economies towards natural monopolies offering less and less jobs, by a science that instead of solving our human problems invests into multi-billion dollar projects on subatomic particles, space travel and converting us into robots, while leaving us in an impoverishing world, helpless and powerless to survive, let alone to shape our future. If that’s not enough for a massive anger then what is?

    That anger only grows every day. I am reluctant to say “luckily” – but for now that anger is “only” channelled through the net.

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