I decided to take a break from Twitter. In short, the doom-scrolling became too much for me. I don’t know if I’ll ever be back. Rather than seek an alternative in Mastodon, I’m going to see if I can avoid re-creating another firehose of content for me. I like the balance of my slower timeline here on Micro.blog with its Mastodon/ActivityPub support, which I’ll be using to follow sparingly (you can certainly follow my posts here @dfj@doug.pub on Mastodon).

Additionally, I’m going to see if I can get my RSS feeds into a managable place. I’m excited about the idea of returning to more decetralized feeds through standard Web technologies. I’m hoping the Twitter exodus helps create a new demand for products and tools in this space.

This [post by @jayeless](https://www.jayeless.net/2022/11/on-mastodon-and-algorithms.html) was definitely inspirational to my approach going forward.

@dave has also been exploring this space in some interesting ways.

I’m sure I’ll miss Twitter at first, but in the long run, I think this will be good for me and good for the Web.