6 thoughts on “November 12, 2017

  1. It’s the cycle of the internet, what was once a hot site is now slowly becoming a place to ignore. Yahoo, then AIM, then Myspace, now Facebook.

  2. Yep Dave, I used to follow you on Facebook, but I tired of knowing how little logic and how much ignorance my “friends” exhibited. I liked friends better when we met for personal discussions and adventures. So I did it. I disconnected from my digital accounts. I’ll admit a couple of backslides into those dens of inequity, but I never posted again. And I feel great! I’m back on my bicycles and reading classics, good things that were pushed out of my digital life.

  3. I can understand how Skip feels. It can be emotionally exhausting that the internet used to be a place to escape from the harshness of reality for a little while, but now all the turmoil of the world has leaked into our internet lives.

    That being said, I do hope he’s taking a break from social media and not retiring from it entirely. The internet is a great tool for learning about what’s going on in the world and seeing viewpoints that the media (regardless of whether it leans left, right, or centrist) doesn’t always express. People need to be aware of what’s happening in the world, the nation, and our government, and play an active role in it.

    While I don’t shy away from expressing my political opinions on social media or even in my webcomic, I also know that all this political stuff can weigh a person down, so I do try to post some fun, nerdy, non-political stuff on there as well. There needs to be a balance between fighting for the life you want yourself and others to live and being able to enjoy your life in the present. It’s easy to get sucked into obsessing over the state of the world OR into avoiding it entirely, but that balance is necessary.

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