Dear Catie, This.

This post explains why I left Facebook (and most social media sites) better than I explained why I left Facebook (and most social media sites). Please read it, as I’m sure you’ll relate. I’ll give an excerpt:



“To say I have a love/hate relationship with the Internet would be selling short both “love” and “hate.” On the one hand, the Internet is such a significant part of my life that when people ask me where I’m from, I sometimes answer, “I’m from the Internet.” I make a significant part of my living from the Internet. My friends are on the internet. Much of my learning comes from the internet, and without question, I can never fully disconnect from it.

That’s what makes it so frustrating. I am totally reliant on a place that has become an absolute shit-hole. As much as I love and need the Internet, I also despise it with a passion. Obviously, I’m not talking about the servers and routers, but the people and culture that make up the online world.”