Many of us have half-quit apps like Twitter and Instagram. It's awful.

Everyone has that one app. The one that mocks you from your home screen. The app that lures you to the folder where you've tried to hide it. The app you've signed out of and deleted — only to download again the next morning. The app you can't quite quit.

For Corey Lewis, it was Instagram. "I found myself constantly scrolling through it for no reason, all the time," the 43-year-old Seattle-based tech marketing consultant said. "Every slight pause in my brain had resulted in a pretty much


In the dark shadows of the apps


Making things worse because they're already bad

Driving into the cascade