A friend recently remarked that she was leaving Twitter. She was tired of the noise and reverberation.
I hear this all the time.
Social media is full of victims. Many claim they can’t keep up. Others don’t like what they hear. But we forget that we control what we allow in. We create our own echo chambers. We choose who we follow. We make a conscious decision about how many sources we draw from.
But throwing out the baby with the bath water isn’t a strategy. Ultimately we have to get serious about how we tune our signal. It’s better to follow 20 smart thinkers on Twitter than leave it all behind. A commitment to follow just 3 blogs every day is easier than the inevitable result of believing we can read everything.
I hate the noise as much as my fed-up friend. I just work desperately to tune it out.
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