At the end of the school year last year, I followed a number of students on Twitter...which has certainly livened up the feed but it's made the site unusable during any Pittsburgh sports games in which the team is losing. Rather than simply keeping their opinions to themselves, people lash out at team with phrases like "The Steelers always do this, play down to other teams. This is why we're losing tonight, and next week, and the Super Bowl." Other say "I KNEW we had the worst team in the whole league!" The problem with this sort of projecting? It really doesn't hurt the Steelers/Penguins/Pirates etc....it hurts the other fans who happen to by on the site. If you had the gaul to actually support the team mid-game and then visiting Twitter, you'd quickly be ridiculed for your stupidity. Now you're angry not only because your team is losing...but because the fans are mad...apparently at you.
The solution? Of course staying off social media is a great start. Perhaps a better thing to remember is projecting is rarely a way to solve a problem. It might help you feel better for a few seconds, but now your anger/sadness/jealousy/insecurity has struck the general public...and rarely does it die a slow death.