@Gaby I get a morning email digest from Mailbrew with my Twitter timeline and funnel YouTube and Reddit into RSS. The social apps are filled with recommendations and features designed to keep you “engaged”. But there’s always an actual bottom to my unread emails and RSS feeds.
Throughout the day, the only types of apps I “just check” are email, RSS, and my Micro.blog client. Micro.blog gets a pass because it seems to be filled with genuinely good people that post things that make me happy — at least that’s what I see in my timeline. :)
This setup gives me more time to read my read later items, to write, and work on other projects that actually accomplish something.
@mdrockwell that seem like a good way to go about it, and I don’t even use the official Twitter app, I use a third party which it doesn’t have half of the stuff that the official Twitter app would. It’s just some of the stuff I do see from people I follow or some of their retweets which is something I have even trying to tackle, disable retweets from specific users and whatnot. But the same people I find interesting to follow, sometimes get too moany 😅
@Gaby I'm in the midst of this myself. Fixing my general health -- which is going OK but as ever is a constant process -- was a big part of making progress. It's not easy to convince yourself that the time spent in such big spaces is genuinely nowhere near as important as the time spent on alternative choices... but it is important.