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2023-05-15 07:41:38
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cqwww on Nostr: Alright, folks, if you're not off to delete your social media accounts after the last ...

Alright, folks, if you're not off to delete your social media accounts after the last piece (and frankly, who could blame you?), I've got some good news – there's a bright side to this digital dilemma. We might be in a pickle, but it's not a sour one that no one wants on their burger. So, let's talk solutions, shall we?

First things first, we have to acknowledge that social media is a bit like a Labrador puppy: full of energy, sometimes annoying, but ultimately something we want in our lives. They're also similar in that training is key, whether you're trying to prevent your puppy from chewing up your favorite shoes or wanting to make social media work in your favor.

So, how do we train our social media?

Step 1: Pay attention to your settings. They're not just there to take up space in your app. They're like that secret sauce in your grandma's famous casserole, subtly yet significantly impacting the outcome. On Facebook and Instagram, you can choose to prioritize who you see first. Pick your besties, favorite influencers, or that meme page that never fails to make you chuckle.
On Twitter, switch from "For You" to "Latest Tweets" to see what's new from those you follow, in real time. It's like getting the news hot off the press, only you've chosen the reporters.

Step 2: Use the "Not Interested" option liberally. That sponsored ad for a gym membership when your idea of a workout is a Netflix marathon? Click "Not Interested". That suggested video of how to make vegan cheese when you're a devoted meat-lover? "Not Interested". This is the social media equivalent of saying, "No, thank you, I’m full," after being offered the fifth serving at a family dinner.

And finally, Step 3: Set time limits on your apps. Most smartphones have this function, and it's a total game-changer. Imagine it as your digital mom, gently reminding you, "Honey, you've been on Instagram for two hours, don't you think it's time to go outside?" Except, unlike your mom, your phone won’t sulk if you ignore it.

Remember, social media is not the big, bad wolf here. It's just a tool, like a hammer or a blender. And with a little effort, we can make sure it's whipping up delicious smoothies instead of splattering tomato sauce all over our white walls. Happy scrolling!
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