The Internet, blogging in particular, has given everyone a voice and a platform to speak their mind.
It's also given the haters an avenue with which to attack those they dislike, a fact that might force Mary-Louise Parker, 48, into early retirement.
The "Weeds" star recently told News Corp Australia that the world has gotten "too bitchy." All the blogs spewing hatred are just too mean-spirited for her to handle.
"It's sport for people, it's fun to get on at night and unleash their own self-loathing by attacking someone else who they think has a happier life - or something, I dunno," she told the site.
Because of all the negativity, the "R.I.P.D." star said she's not sure how many more movies she has left in her.
"I wouldn't mind doing a TV show again, I'd like to do a couple more plays, but I'm almost done acting, I think," she said.
Parker, who has a son with former flame Billy Crudup and an adopted daughter from Ethiopia, said the negative outweighs the praise people assume actors get all the time.
"I would write. … I would take care of my kids and my goats," she said. "That's about it. Bake. Throw my Internet in the lake."