I have had my flip phone since September 2022. It was excitement to try it, followed by frustration, followed by a resetting of expectation and then settling in. Youtube is the only social network I use and since embarking on this flip phone journey my Youtube has been sending me more and more videos of others on the same journey. I decided to email some of these people and Paige was gracious enough to give me a shot at an interview.
In Europe and America There’s a growing feeling of hysteria Conditioned to respond to all the threats In the rhetorical speeches of the Soviets Mr. Khrushchev said we will bury you I don’t subscribe to this point of view It would be such an ignorant thing to do If the Russians love their children too How can I save my little boy From Oppenheimer’s deadly toy? There is no monopoly in common sense On either side of the political fence
Since deleting my Twitter account. I find myself wanting to post on my blog (micro.blog) more and more and then coming here to check the comments. Which are not that many :) It is the same reflex of distraction seeking that I did with Twitter. Just part of the detox? I hope so.
Micro.Blog in the wild. Cosmic Coffee. Austin Texas.
or Why twitter and social media has ruined the open web I have been reading a back through Merlin Man’s 43 folders blog. It started in 2004 His last post was 2011 - Cranking. which is “peace out” I had a kid and that is more important. His blog was part of Web 2.0 movement. Remember that? His blog is like a time capsule and it has a lot of relevant and helpful information about how productivity.
Fall of 2019 I deleted my facebook account. Fall of 2020 I deleted my instagram account. I never looked back. Do not doubt that there was an addiction. It took a week for me to stop wanting to pick up my phone and look at what is going. It was not just “The election” or “Covid fatigue” - It is that I wanted my mind back. People tend to complain about Facebook as if something recently curdled.