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Why I Unfollowed You on Instagram — Medium
"We often hear mainstream users talk about how “overwhelming” “social media” is. I posit this is because the products have been built to drive more following and offer no tools to cull a better, smaller (higher signal, lower noise) set of users to follow. The coveting of follower counts driven these products to encourage FOLLOW FOLLOW FOLLOW when UNFOLLOW would often make the service more valuable for the user, hence driving “overwhelming” instead of “relevant and useful”.

I unfollowed a few hundred people on Instagram this morning and Instagram blocked me. Not only do they not provide any tools to help you cull a better follower list they actually lock the feature if you unfollow too many in a short period. There is a fundamental misunderstanding of how people could get more value from their platform."
socialmedia  instagram  ianrogers  2015  following  unfollowing  relevance  noise 
october 2015 by robertogreco
Coldbrain. (Focusing Attention)
"I made a decision, a straightforward one in retrospect, to stop reading some of the increasingly superficial blogs out there. You probably know the type: ‘10 ways to use X’, ‘What Avatar can teach you about Y’, etc. Whilst I admire GTD (and any system or viewpoint that provides people with a way to accomplish more in their lives), its legacy needs to be more than a load of terribly repetitive and ultimately unnecessary ‘productivity’ blogs. Instead I’ve actively sought out people that I think have something interesting to say on the broader topics of getting things done and on topics that interest me. It’s been a revelation.

I don’t need flat furniture nor do I need a desk. I have enough pens and journals. My closet of full of shirts & while I still wonder what a hibblygizmo is, I’m certain I don’t need one. What I need is shop full of people with opinions — because it’s not what I know that I’m worried about, it’s what I don’t know that’s really interesting.

The shop I want is full of people who are dedicated to their opinion. Who are happier understanding a thing rather than wanting it. These people will happily tell the story of happened upon this opinion and I want to hear it because the opinion of someone I trust is just as valuable as my own."
infooverload  information  following  unfollowing  twitter  tumblr  googlereader  attention  focus  stockandflow  scale 
may 2010 by robertogreco

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