While Twitter can be a cesspool, my personal recommendation is to make aggressive usage of lists, stay off the main feed, and view things through a client such as TweetDeck so you can avoid the ads and other "suggestions".
For sure. Filters help a lot as well, I was very aggressive with those too. The perpetual news cycle stuff would still probably leak through some but I’d imagine it would be cut down a ton.
Stacker news is basically the only “news” I get in my life now. So much high signal only content.
I agree there is always leakage. And you don't really think it would impact you, but it does.
I really enjoyed your post yesterday. It reminded me of this classic essay by Paul Graham: http://www.paulgraham.com/identity.html
Thank you! And thanks for sharing that post, an interesting read.
It’s a fine balance between what’s part of your identity, what’s a strongly held belief of yours, and what’s an opinion. And maybe a problem with some of that is how you engage in conversations and treat people, not so much that it’s “part of your identity”. I agree with anti-labels though, and minimizing (but not completely removing) what’s “part of your identity”. But if we as a society were more civil, open to change, and accepting of differences more - it would be less of an issue.