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I am seeing a Take lately that is basically “the problem is people putting too much emotional investment into their online life.”
I just want to point out that, for some people, online communities are the place where they can actually find other people who are like them.
For example, If you are queer and live outside of a major city, it can be rather difficult to find a community of other queer people, in person.
There is nothing wrong or unhealthy about finding that community digitally.
@AudreyJune fucking. nailed. it.
Thats exactly why i've been an internet junkie since the early'ish/mid 90's because i found weirdos just as into computers as me. Locally? nearly non existant.
its been a journey ever since, and i regret nothing.
A quiet, safe space.
A great place to maintain a minimal social network presence.