I've made my Twitter much less interesting, and it's revealed how draining it is to read Twitter all the time. I went from 3k following to 2k, by removing most of the high-content accounts that were entertaining but not personally meaningful to me. I can't say that I've been measurably more productive, but I have read several books and dozens of articles that have been in my backlog. It's incredibly helpful for me to not have a "default" time wasting opportunity. Somehow Twitter had taken over the role of TV, other social media, and other social networks and put them all in one place. I'm very excited to recover my time and focus.
Twitter was great last year. I exchanged DMs with Elon Musk and got some replies from Eli Schiff, Steve Troughton-Smith, Ben Geskin. I will focus on LinkedIn and Subcafe from now on. Only if Subcafe could have resumes…9w 1 reply
I think Twitter has some amazing use cases, especially to connect with people. I’m just sick to death of what ended up being my default use case, which was spending too much time and energy on the home timeline, and following more and more interesting people. I’m now down to curated lists that I can go to when I’m working on a specific topic, and one very modest list for people whose updates I don’t want to miss. I can check this “top” list in 5 minutes a few times per day and not get sucked in.9w reply