You don't have to defend yourself, royster -- there's nothing wrong with trapping yourself in a Chinese finger trap. I'm not saying you shouldn't
-- on the contrary; it's fun to watch! There's often a big good-feeling laugh, too, if and when the trapped person sees that he's been boldly creating
the very thing he's whining about, and releases himself.
And you are creating what you have, yes, demonized. (Do you not recall referring to the addiction to Facebook as the "devil on your shoulder" or asserting that the Internet is "a tool of the devil"?) By using the tool that is the Internet, you are actually generating
the tool that is the Internet. Even now, by defending your use of it.