Mashable: 4 simple ways to manage your Delta variant anger

Mashable: 4 simple ways to manage your Delta variant anger. “The hyper-contagious Delta variant has officially launched the newest phase of pandemic life. This reality, with infections soaring and vaccinated people unexpectedly masking up again, was expertly illustrated on Twitter this week. A viral meme invited people to temporarily turn their shock into laughter by pairing two contrasting images: the future you’d imagined once America reopened and what actually happened when Delta began burning through the country. Underpinning all of this, for many, is fury. They’re angry at the lost hope, the suddenly heightened risk, and the determined resistance displayed by millions of Americans who’ve refused the vaccine.”

Coronavirus: Why are Americans so angry about masks? (BBC)

BBC: Coronavirus: Why are Americans so angry about masks?. “In the midst of the pandemic, a small piece of cloth has incited a nationwide feud about public health, civil liberties and personal freedom. Some Americans refuse to wear a facial covering out of principle. Others in this country are enraged by the way that people flout the mask mandates.”

The Conversation: Anger is all the rage on Twitter when it’s cold outside (and on Mondays)

The Conversation: Anger is all the rage on Twitter when it’s cold outside (and on Mondays). “The link between hot weather and aggressive crime is well established. But can the same be said for online aggression, such as angry tweets? And is online anger a predictor of assaults? Our study just published suggests the answer is a clear ‘no’. We found angry tweet counts actually increased in cooler weather. And as daily maximum temperatures rose, angry tweet counts decreased. We also found the incidence of angry tweets is highest on Mondays, and perhaps unsurprisingly, angry Twitter posts are most prevalent after big news events such as a leadership spill.”

CNET: Meet the angry gaming YouTubers who turn outrage into views

CNET: Meet the angry gaming YouTubers who turn outrage into views. “Starting last year, a new cadre of negative YouTube gaming commentators came to prominence. Almost in unison, they each enjoyed spikes in audience and view counts, attracting hundreds of thousands of subscribers. That translated into millions of views a week as they dissected the video game industry’s missteps, misadventures and controversies. The views get rewarded by YouTube in ad dollars.”

Revved Up About #Roadrage: Analyzing Over 100,000 Instagram Posts That Mention #Roadrage (Auto Insurance Center)

Auto Insurance Center: Revved Up About #Roadrage: Analyzing Over 100,000 Instagram Posts That Mention #Roadrage. “Regardless of how even-keeled you might be under normal circumstances, it’s human nature for a little bit of road rage to bubble up to the surface in these moments of irritation. But what’s the limit, and when does it go too far? We looked at over 100,000 Instagram posts since 2011 tagged with #RoadRage to better understand that times of year when other people and circumstances are most likely to get under our skin as drivers, along with the cities and states with the worst people in which to share the road. Continue reading to see what we learned.”