The social web

By Mark on 2020-02-27 — 1 min read

When it comes to the social web I have played with many alter­na­tives over the years, includ­ing some paid offer­ings, because I did­n’t want to be the prod­uct being sold. The prob­lem with all of them, so far, is adop­tion. The peo­ple I want to fol­low are on Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, and LinkedIn. I no longer wish to be on those plat­forms. So I am not active on them. I have also cut some other atten­tion streams like Hacker News, Reddit, and the like.

I am enjoy­ing hav­ing a few less con­tin­u­ous atten­tion streams pulling on my mon­key brain. Giving up Twitter, Facebook, and the oth­ers has been stress-​reducing.