We do love a stage-managed celebrity feud
Modern life is full of potential for drama, whether it's reading online reviews or following Taylor's spats, writes Sophie Donaldson
Have you ever googled the phone number of a restaurant with the intention of booking a table for Saturday but instead found yourself drawn to that little row of gold stars above its contact details?
Specifically, the single gold star that denotes a low rating. If you've ever come across the review section of any website, product or service, I'd wager you've lost time devouring the spiteful, typo-riddled, grammatically incorrect cluster of comments festering in these little pockets of the internet.
We don't read bad reviews because we need to - we're there for the drama. Humans are natural spectators and nothing piques our interest more than conflict. It's both instinctual and insatiable - the more we watch a nasty incident unfold, the more invested in it we become.