It's now been a month since I decided to quit the birdsite and setup a cross-posting bridge. Unlike I first anticipated, I haven't had the slightest desire to log back in to Twitter and check notifications or mentions. A very smooth transition.
This decision has improved my mental well-being radically.
I don't know what topics people are fighting over and over nor do I know what that badly tanned capitalist shithead has been doing at White House all this time. I don't miss a thing.
Fear of missing out has turned into *joy* of missing out.
Sure, I still have apps installed that make me browse feeds more or less mindlessly but at least the content has quality in it.
Once Pixelfed is complete and satisfies my appetite, I might drop using Instagram as well.
@nikoheikkila I had had enough of twitter last year, so I stopped using it completely for 6 months.
It was a refreshing experience to NOT have that junk in my life.
I started rarely posting again 6 months ago, but I think the point has been made: if twitter shut today, I'd not miss a thing. Last year's epiphany saw me being much more active in Mastodon, as this is frankly a better place to be.
@yakkoj Right on. One thing that says enough is that when you click on hashtags on Mastodon you'll find something interesting whereas on Twitter you'll find raw sewage.
This Mastodon instance is for people interested in technology. Discussions aren't limited to technology, because tech folks shouldn't be limited to technology either!