[ExI] Why Instagram, Facebook, etc. makes you unhappy.

Adrian Tymes atymes at gmail.com
Sun Aug 13 07:23:32 UTC 2017

On Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 2:14 PM, spike <spike66 at att.net> wrote:
> Adrian, don’t worry man, you are one of my highly esteemed colleagues.  I
> won’t do the I’m unworthy thing on the floor but I will buy the beer next
> time.

I'd hope so, since I don't drink beer (or most other alcoholic beverages).  :P

But to come clean on this, this was the point of some fanfiction I
wrote back in college - the old "fictional world discovers the real
world" trope.  That world, for all its problems (can't have adventures
if everything is okay and boring), is one that some viewed as utopian
- and so they looked up to the creators of their universe, until they
got to know said creators.

"Never meet your heroes" is an even older version of this (albeit
without the particulars of social media, coming from a pre-Internet

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