I haven’t vowed not to come back to Facebook, and maybe I’ve felt better overall since deactivating on 12/31, but I still need to reckon with the loss of contact with community. It’s real, and it might be more important than some abstract feeling that my life is “less noisy.”

Jon Mitchell

Writer and musician based in Los Angeles, CA. Author of In Real Life: Searching for Connection in High-Tech Times. Publisher at Burning Man. I like portals.