Early Facebook guy: "We built Facebook to consume as much of your time and attention as possible." http://nymag.com/selectall/2017/11/facebook-sean-parker-talks-about-psychology-of-hooking-users.html
This. This is why I need to set things up so that boosts and favs are off in the notifications column by default. This is why I keep on thinking about ways to make boosts a thing you do less of.
I want dragon.style–and all of Mastodon–to be a thing you visit *briefly* and *leave*, instead of a time parasite.
Close the tab and do something that makes you happy.
This spurs the idea: what if I built a button that you could press, which said "don't let me back in here for A Little While"? You'd stay logged in but you'd just get a polite, friendly refusal to serve More Content to you.
Lockout time should probably be configurable by the user.
@anthracite That's BRILLIANT! if you code it, I want the code
@impiaaa There's nothing wrong with Mastodon being a site where you spend some leisure time. But the drug of 'people liked what I had to say' is strong, and can get some people caught in a loop where they never LEAVE the site. I'd like to build in tools to help people fight that addiction.
@anthracite I really value keeping boosts to a minimum, because I'm much more interested in what the people I'm following say, rather than the viral spew.
I may also be guilty of wanting to spend a lot of time here. Between longform post desires, and just wanting a window to something better while at work.
Went out for brunch. Doodled a first cut at the idea of “keep me out of Mastodon for a while, I need to use my brain for other shit”.
Also doodled a design fragment for the LAST SIGNED RITA OMNIBUS so I’m gonna get on that now. L8r. 💜