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My strategy for breaking my birdsite addiction:

- Delete apps
- 2FA to slow down provide 20ยข/text disincentive to login.
- Sign out when not using
- Treat it as broadcast only

Still not sure if Masto is the replacement. But. Here we are.

@davatron5000

We should think of Masto as different, not as a replacement (some technical similarities aside). If the world needs anything right now, it's something different from the same ol' money-driven scene, with all its psychological tricks.

Indeed, Masto *is* different; even from the other micropost players in the fediverse game (GNU Social, Diaspora, etc).

Different for the win! (Or at least piece of mind.)

Welcome to the 'don.

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Dave Rupert @davatron5000@mastodon.social
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@wion Thanks for the advice. I totally agree Mastodon should be different. I'm mostly thinking in terms of addiction substitution, like swapping out diet coke for regular coke.. or whatever better analogy exists.

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@davatron5000

I hear you. And good article. The addiction aspect is real for many, sadly.

I was on the road to shaking that monkey early in 2016. Like a lot of people, that election did me in for socmed.

Now in process of killing all the centralized accounts. Twitter and LinkedIn are last to go. The latter is the only one my wife looks at me funny about.

I'm just happy. It feels liberating to be free of the exploitation and desire to want to check the irrelevant noise.