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Eilis O'Hanlon: Lunatics have taken over the social media asylum

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Otherwise normal people, who presumably hold down respectable jobs and have friends and families, suddenly become monsters when they go online.

Otherwise normal people, who presumably hold down respectable jobs and have friends and families, suddenly become monsters when they go online.

Otherwise normal people, who presumably hold down respectable jobs and have friends and families, suddenly become monsters when they go online.

It feels as if the world has gone mad lately. Everyone's angry about everything all the time. Not just a bit cross, but palpably, blisteringly furious, and any spark can set it off.

Some would blame the recession - but it can't be that, because we've been poor before, much poorer than we are right now, and we didn't go utterly crazy as a result. Though perhaps the only reason we managed to stay sane back then was because we didn't have social media.


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