I decided to take a year off from social media. Here’s what I’ve learned so far

Washington Post - Opinions

By John Green

Green is the author of several novels, including “Looking for Alaska” and “Turtles All the Way Down.” This op-ed was adapted from a series of “vlogbrothers” videos on YouTube.

When my dad connected our family computer to the Internet in 1992, all I saw were green letters on a black screen. He tried to explain what was so amazing about the Internet: “You can find out what the weather is like in Beijing,” he said. “Or you can download ‘The Apology of Socrates’ for free. The entire text!”