Not the op, but I don't think introspection and being online is necessarily worse than hanging out. It all depends what you do. You can be part of meaningful communities online and waste your time on drinking and trying to fit in offline. It all depends on what you do. Obviously there should be some balance between being online and in physical spaces, because we are evolved to move around more. But talking to the random strangers isn't productive at all if you are introverted or shy. Especially when it is considered weird in your area, even if super social people do it. Much better would be to have some hobbies or go to meetups where you're expected and can still be yourself, not changing your personality 180 degrees, it usually doesn't work.