I disagree that people are terrible. Internet publicity introduces a selection bias because the Internet, and especially social media, make relatively uncommon acts of stupidity, hate, or plain terribleness visible to everyone.
Internet publicity can also make uncommon acts of love, intelligence, or beauty visible.
My personal choice is to place myself in internet communities that emphasize the positive aspects of people rather than the negative aspects. Because of this choice, I've come to have a more positive view of people.
Now a days I only visit Facebook to run my client's ad campaigns...