This Video Will Make You Angry →
Ideas on the internet are like germs — hence the term “viral” when something is shared far and wide. The most viral videos often play on our emotions in order to achieve that virality.
Awe, humor and — even more contagious — anger, cause us to feel the need to share and share and share, in order to bring others into the emotions we’re experiencing.
This video from educational YouTuber CGP Grey is a fantastic illustration of how this works, and the dangers that come along with it. I highly recommend watching it, and doing some thinking about what you see and share online.