Brian Feeney

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Resident of Brooklyn, NY. Senior Product Designer at the Wall Street Journal.

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January 12, 2016

Sunset of Social Media?

I’ve stopped visiting Pinterest. It’s been weeks or months since I’ve been in the habit of looking through the site. At least six months since I tried keeping up to date with my stream. I’ve reached a saturation point with visual inspiration. I’m on the other end of the pendulum swing: I need to be making things.

I’ve also rarely kept up with Twitter, and mostly that’s just my short list of people I most care about. Instagram has lost its grip on me. Facebook I stopped reading well over a year or go, or two.

It’s the end of social networks for me. I’m over them. The other things which really matter to me anymore are blogs and long-reads. It’s why I’m so obsessed with building an RSS reader. It’s another world out there outside the walled garden of social apps. It’s a bigger world, and far more interesting.