I’d rather have gone out on a champagne bender or bet the house on a poker game than let myself be undone by an addiction to social media.
You know what finally took me down? Fucking Twitter.
The simplest definition of an addiction is a habit that you can’t quit, even though it poses obvious danger. How many people have lost their jobs over ill-considered tweets?
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?