The social web

By Mark on 20200227 — 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.