A 6-step plan for your social media diet

Business strategist Carol Roth has been on a social media diet, cutting back on the tweets, using only Facebook as a treat and taking her LinkedIn lite. She offers six tips for getting skinny with the social, which I’ve adapted for Sciencetext Tech Talk readers:

  1. Stop following anyone who irks you- even if they’re smart sometimes.
  2. Avoid early morning and late night logins.
  3. Limit your time on social media by creating a schedule and sticking to it.
  4. Before reading a link, decide whether it’s really going to be useful or entertaining and ignore if not.
  5. Go long – forget 140 characters and sound bites, read some books, some long-form feature articles. Think about them deeply.
  6. Claim back more offline time for friends and family and contacts.

I think item 6 is the most important. More advice here.

Author: David Bradley

Freelance science journalist, author of Deceived Wisdom. Photographer and musician.