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Social media mostly makes me feel profoundly alone. But, at its best it gives a glimmer of recognition. A few weeks ago, I threw a question out to Twitter, expecting maybe a few bites and a sense of having exposed myself for no return. Instead, the response was overwhelming. Hundreds of people wrote back with eye-rolls and exclamations.

"I know twitter is not a representative sample but I’m curious if you’re reading less more or less news since the election?" I asked. "I’m getting a general sense from readers/friends that people are over it?"