I'm a person who helps run a mastodon instance and I'm only just now realizing that I have a doomscrolling problem.
Today of all days greatly exacerbated it, thanks to group chats with friends and the birdsite, but wow I need to take a step back from things. I think I need to scroll through books instead of social media or SOMETHING so that I can properly rethink how I use these platforms.
@somnius I feel you. I've also noticed that having notifications for boosts/faves in my Masto client changes my relationship to the community to a less positive one.
The system's incentives and our conditioned behaviors are really hard to uncover or to predict, but when you notice them it can be eye opening.
Merveilles is a community project aimed at the establishment of new ways of speaking, seeing and organizing information — A culture that seeks augmentation through the arts of engineering and design. A warm welcome to any like-minded people who feel these ideals resonate with them.