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    • The interesting concept relevant to this is context collapse. Whenever you get enraged about something on the internet by seeing a couple of tweets, Facebook post or such, usually you're not getting a full context of the situation. You only get a view from one perspective, possibly giving you a lopsided insight and just enough information to confirm your existing ideas and beliefs and give you a permission to go into righteous outrage, which is damn addictive.

      The situation that crystalised that for me was when Quinn Norton got signed on as an opinion writer for the NYT. She would have been great as an opinion writer. He could have contributed greatly to the conversations about tech, the internet, equality, race, US today and a host of other topics. But, thanks to the context collapse of a few selected tweets and an angry mob, she got fired before she even started.

      Here's her account of it:

    • So whenever you see a story that pushes all your buttons, pause, reflect, and then seek out the hidden context before you run to join the mob.

    • Also, David Brin wrote a couple of articles regarding the addiction to outrage that were very helpful in my personal struggle with it. Here's a talk he gave about it:

    • Another attack by a vocal minority group.

      Major writers including the Booker prizewinner Marlon James and the bestselling novelist Sarah Perry lined up to condemn Nicholson’s position with the Booker prize.

      Since 2009 she has no role in the governance or operations of the foundation, yet some writers demand here complete removal from the foundation.

      Former winner Marlon James, also slammed the Booker’s response. “While we’re at it, as a Booker prize winner myself, lets talk about your shitty response to having a hate monger on your board,” he said on Facebook. “It’s not enough to distance yourself from her views, you have to distance yourself from her and condemn HER.

      Marlon James needs good lashing.