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    There’s a Reason We See So Much Angst Online

    Maybe they’re all Angry Birds. Researchers at Beihang University in China recently found that certain sentiments travel faster than others on social platforms like Twitter and Facebook. Their conclusion? Joy moves faster than sadness or disgust, but nothing moves more quickly than rage. Sure, it’s a bit sad, but these social platforms are merely amplifying our instincts and behaviors. It’s only human to be enraged by controversy and to share your thoughts with friends, and I love any chance like this to learn more about human nature.

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