Tuning Online

I came across this old post from Warren Ellis on his (I think) defunct site, Longwave.

You don’t have to live in public on the internet if you don’t want to. Even if you’re a public figure, or micro-famous like me. I don’t follow anyone on my public Instagram account. No shade on those who follow me there, I’m glad you give me your time - but I need to be in my own space to get my shit done. You want a hack” for handling the internet? Create private social media accounts, follow who you want and sit back and let your bespoke media channels flow to you.

These are tools, not requirements. Don’t let them make you miserable. Tune them until they bring you pleasure.

That’s the trick –“Tune them until they bring you pleasure.” The caveat to that is if they aren’t bringing you pleasure then perhaps you should just delete them.

June 2, 2019