Adjusting to Real Life After Social Media

The challenges of a break from Twitter and Instagram

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Maybe it was all the ads on Twitter. Maybe I was tired of seeing every complex issue reduced to a heated binary conflict. In any event, a few weeks ago, I set a screen time limit on my phone for Twitter and Instagram, and it all just stopped. Now I’m only on a few minutes day, at most. It wasn’t quite as easy as I thought.

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Charlotte Bismuth

Author of “Bad Medicine: Catching New York’s Deadliest Pill Pusher,” former Manhattan ADA , Columbia Law School grad, occasional legal cartoonist.