Is the internet having an epic snit this summer?
I've noticed it everywhere my internet footprint falls, and other folks I've been talking to have noticed it too. On Facebook, ill-tempered flame wars spring up on people's walls. The discussions on Hacker News are so negative that it's become a topic for discussion in its own right. Reddit is peeved (apart from /r/cats and /r/aww, which are refuges of big dark eyes and furry muzzles).
It's like our collective fuses are fraying, tempers boiling over, or something. If it's an objectively measurable phenomenon I have a tentative hypothesis or two about what might be causing it. But first: does this gel with your experience?