Is it normal to not like social media even when it's positive?

When I've used Twitter, I've followed people I like, and it's usually over gaming stuff, like streamers and Youtube channels, most of whom are positive and friendly, and it's laid back. But for some reason, it feels kind of overwhelming, and even with the positive atmosphere, I still come away not always feeling great. Maybe because it can be a bit overwhelming? I don't really know.

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  • Unless you actually know those people, you'll just develop parasocial relationships. If you stay there long enough, you'll start to value it more than real people. By then you'd have replaced real people with a low quality virtual world that will rot you slowly over time.

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  • I think social media is making a lot of average people depressed. Especially instagram. You see these people who are way more attractive than you, having lots of money, and cars, girls, and even see how much friends they have and it subconsciously gets to your ego and you dont even realize it. It makes you sad abiut your life. Its best to just stay off of it. It doesnt do much good.

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    • I think that's true. In my case it might be a little different from what you described, but it's probably a similar idea. Especially comparing with people.

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  • I think it's normal. Like others have mentioned here, social media often paints a perfect picture of others and has us comparing ourselves to them (when often, that "perfect image" is merely a facade, as people only allow you to see what they want you to see), creates shallow relationships, and can be over-stimulating. There's certainly nothing wrong with it not being your thing!

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    • One site I do still use is Twitch, which is where you can chat with people while they play video games. Do you think that kind of socializing is okay?

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  • When I get overwhelmed, I go to an old fashioned library filled with books. After reading books for a couple of days, I have recovered and feel good enough to get back on the internet.

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  • I have recently tried to follow Facebook. All the "recommended for you" gunk is overwhelming (and you cannot turn that feature off - you can only turn off individual feeds).

    I cannot see how people can waste that amount of time on it every day to review everything.

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