A Social Media Diet

I’ve been on a social media diet since August 1st. I deleted the Twitter app from my Mac and my iPhone. I rarely used Facebook before then anyway and only through Safari. It’s been over three months and I can firmly say that I’m much happier and no less informed than I was previously.

Most of my ‘news’ comes through the Apple News app or visiting websites directly. This makes my consumption of news very deliberate and usually very short. I can review things for the day in about 5-10 minutes and that is all.

I have more time for what really matters and I feel like I’ve not wasted my time endlessly scrolling through noise and interruptions.

This November I’m thankful I gave up social media.

Nate Bird @nate