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manton
manton

To stop using YouTube until November, I’ve retrained myself to launch the Duolingo app instead whenever I think about tapping over to YouTube. I think it’s working. (Finally re-learning Spanish.)

DoctorMac
DoctorMac

@manton Yeah #Blocktober

brucegodin
brucegodin

@manton That is an awesome idea to retrain your app usage and muscle memory! After watching The Social Dilemma (and in general wanting to stop using big algorithm based social networks/services) I added all my favourite YouTube channels to my RSS reader and just watch them in there. NewExplorer even has a Apple TV app.

brucegodin
brucegodin

@brucegodin *NewsExplorer

flowinho
flowinho

@manton if you are on iPhone you could create an automation that opens duolingo whenever you tap on the YouTube app

manton
manton

@brucegodin Good idea to use RSS.

dixonge
dixonge

@manton que bueno!

SciPhi
SciPhi

@manton curious. Where you “killing time” there in a idle... random-ish way ? I certainly resent the centralization of video onto YouTube and the concomitant power that gives their algorithm, but I almost never follow any “next” prompt on any platform - and especially not on YT

nertzy
nertzy

@manton I’ve been using Feedbin to subscribe to a handful of individual Twitter accounts in a similar way, now that I’ve trained myself to open NetNewsWire instead.

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manton
manton

@SciPhi I have auto-play disabled and try not to click through recommendations, but I have a handful of subscriptions (mostly travel vloggers and a few tech folks).

cdevroe
cdevroe

@manton use shortcuts to change the Duolingo app icon to a YouTube icon just to really seal the deal.