The more opportunities we have to share, the more fractured we seem to become. Follow me on Twitter and Instagram. Friend me on facebook. Follow my stories on Snapchat. That’s four accounts. Four silos into which I can put photos, videos, thoughts, out into the world. That’s just the tip of the iceberg.
For the sake of convenience, there’s a way to cross-post the same thing to each service. This means if I follow you on more than one of those, I get to see the same thing over and over. That is, if each respective algorithm decides that I should.
I’ve reached a point of saturation where I can’t keep up with it all, and it’s exhausting just thinking about it. I don’t feel more engaged or connected, I don’t feel like my friendships are deeper for it, and I don’t feel more well informed. I just feel tired.