Five months, going on six, and social media usage has changed a fair bit for me.
Using a lot less:
A lot more:
Flickr is still sitting there, waiting for our return home and having the laptop available on a desk, not having to balance it on my legs.
For the past month or so I haven’t even turned on the laptop, everything is done on the iPhone, or not at all.
Organizing Flickr without a desktop browser is just too much of a pain, so I’m uploading photos with PhotoSync and I’ll deal with the tagging and stuff when we’re back home.
Reddit seems to have slipped into oblivion for me, it was mostly used to spend time that was left, and there’s not a lot of that now.
I still visit Twitter daily, but spending almost no time there. Thankfully Twitterrific has a cool Muffle feature, the only accounts left un-muffled are a bunch of local people, the ones I interact with the most.
Instagram is a different beast altogether, and it’s hard to get away. I used to spend a LOT of my online time on the platform, but it’s down to a couple of minutes a day. On one had I was in a group that had no ads shown, and loved the way that allowed me to enjoy the service, but that ended a few months back and I can’t really stand the ads. On the other hand we’ve been stuck at home, and there’s only so much you can do, photographically speaking. Photos of tinyMovieStar and movieStar, but that’s it. Also used for business purposes, but business has been slow since March.
I have the feeling I’m missing out on a lot over there, as most of my friends share a lot, but it’s been hard with the ads.
But Micro.blog has been a godsend, and I’m enjoying my instance on Mastodon. Still makes zero sense for me to my own instance up and running, but Masto.host makes it so easy, I’ll keep at it while the money lasts.
This is day 020 of my #100DaysToOffload challenge. You can find out all about this project at 100daystooffload.com.