I just clicked a link from my RSS feed, which went to a Twitter profile (unknowingly), so I read the affiliated Tweet, and of course *that* made me anxious (because the entire Twitter ethos is to piss people off, make them confused/nervous/panicked), and then I thought of something:nn*My* opinion, thoughts, and perception of what is in front of me on the screen (in terms of the dark patterns, social media sensationalism, mainstream outlet manipulation, etc.) makes *noo* difference in terms of what is “out there”. 2+ years after having left social media and there are *still* batshit conspiracy nuts, radicalized Bitcoiners, and over-hyped, dopamine-fueled gackheads out there just *drumming up shit* for no apparent reason other than they feel the need to (*and* because everyone else is doing it).nn**So what am I getting at?**nnEssentially, that social media toxicity never has, and never will, cure itself. This has been my belief all along, but this just confirms my hypothesis. It’s a sloshpit of button-pressing journalists, narcissistic influencers, and (worst of all) lackie ring-kissers who do nothing but affirm and reaffirm the status quo.nnSo, Thank Dog I am away from that shit. I would have offed myself if I had stuck around any longer. There needs to be a phone number or a chat group people can call/join, like 1-888-BETS-OFF (for gamblers) for those who are “hooked” (with no escape) to the social media train that is dismantling society Tweet by Tweet.nnDamn, fxxx that noise!

Subscribe to from the desk of TMO

Don’t miss out on the latest issues. Sign up now to get access to the library of members-only issues.