Huck Finn on social media and the press:

 "Now, one of the worst things about civilization is, that anybody that gits a letter with trouble in it comes and tells you all about it and makes you feel bad, and the newspapers fetches you the troubles of everybody all over the world, and keeps you down-hearted and dismal most all the time, and it's such a heavy load for a person. I hate them newspapers; and I hate letters; if I had my way I wouldn't allow nobody to load his troubles on to the other folks he ain't acquainted with, on the t'other side of the world, that way."

'Tom Sawyer Abroad', Mark Twain