I noticed it on Twitter first: I became increasingly bored by the content I was seeing. I also noticed the almost cultish appraisal of “thought leaders”. Sure, some of them are great minds and post interesting stuff. But overall I found much of it trivial. And some responses were outright arrogant.
I suspect much of what happens on social media is based on popularity and social group phenomena, rather than quality of content. And I have probably missed a lot of interesting ideas because I followed the “big names” instead of giving everybody a fair chance.
So I’m ready for an experiment. At the time of this writing, I have close to 3100 followers on dev.to. But I only follow around 50 people. Shame on me ;-)
In the next couple of days, I will follow everyone who follows me back - all the existing followers, and new followers. Let’s see how that goes.
What do you think about all of this?