Portrait of the Artist as a Man
July 30, 2021

It is not just social media

Because that’s where Twitter lives.

Twitter is a parasite that burrows deep into your brain, training you to respond to the constant social feedback of likes and retweets. That takes only a week or two. Human psychology is pathetically simple to manipulate. Once you’re hooked, the parasite becomes your master, and it changes the way you think. Even now, I’m dopesick, dying to go back.

Twitter did something that I would not have thought possible: It stole reading from me. What is it stealing from you?

Source: You Really Need to Quit Twitter by Caitlin Flanagan, https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/07/twitter-addict-realizes-she-needs-rehab/619343/

I have legitimate concerns that Instagram, especially with its hard turn into short video content, and Pokemon Go have inserted themselves into that spot between surface thoughts and the ability to focus.

The pandemic was stressful. PoGo in particular was a salve and helped me find new friends that could exist well in Discord. But… I haven’t read a real book in a while. I’ve not had much novel thinking either.

So maybe I need to find the right flute to coax that beast away.

Where flute is something like technology imposed time limits.

(He says as this automatically cross-posts to social media…)

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