Related to my post from earlier today. Seth on Doom scrolling
Getting hooked on an endless scroll of media inputs is not the same as being informed. There’s long been a business model of urgent news (“man bites dog!”), but now it’s been leveraged, amplified and optimized to suck people in for hours at a time.https://seths.blog/2020/07/doom-scrolling/
I limit my news intake to a handpicked set of websites via Feedly and aim to check in once or twice a day, I
don’t rarely listen to the news and try to use Twitter as a last resort. I don’t want or need to know everything that happens as it rarely brings me joys but I simply don’t have time.