I’ve done these kinds of little experiments before but never stuck with them. All I know from the past is when I stopped checking social networks I felt the better for it. I’ve got a very active mind and it’s too easy for me to get sucked into Twitter in a way that’s unhealthy. I compare myself to others, read thread comments that often end up in people fighting or get annoyed by the way these platforms are being run or promoting certain types of material.
When I’m talking about social networks I’m also including YouTube in this one, for me this makes sense but appreciate not everyone see’s it as a social network. I see it as somewhere that people share their views and opinions. Getting sucked into the recommendations are the worst and clearly shows that the algorithm is favouring extreme videos over more positive and beneficial ones. Again something I don’t want to be a part of.
I’m not on Facebook or Instagram so that’s not a problem.
So until the end of September (to begin with) I’m going to be quitting social networks and if I end up in YouTube it’ll be via a direct video like iPhone 11 hands on etc. I’m not actively logged into YouTube anywhere and haven’t been for a while.
I’ll report back on how I’ve gotten on and hopefully the benefits I’ve experienced.