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.
@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.