As I’ve said before, social media and the vast majority of mainstream media is a sink on people’s time. Whilst I’ve done a pretty good job over the last 18 months of reducing my news consumption (see how and why), I’ve done much less well on social media, specifically Twitter (I’ve done ok reducing Facebook usage).
It’s a new year, though, so what the heck: let’s give a resolution of sorts a go.
Thus, I’m aiming to use Twitter considerably less over the coming weeks and months. Instead, I’m going to do four things:
- Continue to read books (mainly non-fiction). You can see what I’m reading on my Libib library
- Do the vast majority of my reading through RSS feeds (Feedly is my reader of choice – remember the good old days of Google Reader?)
- Capture what I’m reading and occasional reflections using Pinboard – with links reflected on this site, too. (Remember the good old days of Delicious?)
- Finally, I aim to blog more regularly. A few posts will be original writing; most is likely to be reflections, comparisons and capturing themes of the stuff I’ve read above.
I’ll still tweet a bit – probably directing folks to the four things above (plus films I’m watching), but will be trying to limit the time spent on Twitter considerably. To help along the way, I’ve deleted the Twitter app from my phone – let’s see if that helps.