good news: my Mastodon/fediverse timeline has already ramped up to the level of activity of my Twitter timeline
bad news: catching up on my Mastodon/fediverse timeline is now as noticeably bad for my mental health as Twitter was
and no I'm not actually using Mastodon, and yes everyone I've followed I've grouped into different lists, I don't have a "main timeline" to read. That's helped a lot, I can choose to dip into different communities when I want to.
@aaronpk I read through https://aaronparecki.com/tag/activitypub some, but would be curious to read more about your setup sometime. Your site has often been an inspiration for me to experiment with various ideas. I’ve also been wondering what a list/circle based federation client would look like 🤔
@aaronpk I find that for brands in particular that I follow, I would rather use RSS to keep an eye on them, and half of my endless scrolling on Facebook? Because I have to scroll past a giant pile of promoted content before I can see what my friends are saying.
@aaronpk I guess i am somehow in the minority... because while I find that social media of any kind is a part of my life, I tend to use it more as a way of keeping up with the people I can't keep up with in real life due to distance or something else.