2024-04-22 - Content Overconsumption

A big issue I have been struggling with over the years is chronic overconsumption of "content". Even after disabling algorithmic recommendations and only ever following people through RSS for years I still find myself drawn to the ever present search bar of YouTube to get my quick fix of information soup. I struggle to attibute this directly to the platform itself, I have done all I can to get rid of the reccomendation garbage that is now next to useless, maybe it is just a deep-set behaviour engrained from the years when the website was more rich with interesting and useful stuff before the SEO apocalypse set in. If I am being honest with myself I should take a long break from YouTube and similar sites and allow my mind to readjust, I am just so sick of seeing absolute slop where there used to be passionate people sharing things just because they could.