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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.

nikoheikkila.fi/blog/why-i-m-q

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.

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