We all have many digital subscriptions; subscriptions for music, tv, newspapers, storage, productivity tools, other guilty pleasures, etc. It’s good to do an annual check-up and see what you are really using and what’s just quietly charging your credit card each month even though you can’t remember the last time you used the service. a subscription can be as little 99 cents per month but these little vampires add up. The cull saves you money and frees up space on your phone. Those apps are probably harvesting personal info about you so there are other valid reasons for auditing your subscriptions.
Do the same annual check-in with your social media accounts. Over time lurkers creep into your follow list. They are like an old piece of furniture in the house that you never use but never quite think to remove. Every time you check a social media feed these lurkers bubble up. You scroll past them but whether you do it consciously or unconsciously you still take in what they are posting. It’s taxing on your brain and you don’t even know it.
Unfollow, unsubscribe or mute these people. Free up your time and your brain.