My birdsite visits are getting shorter

a sick blue bird
this bird looks sick

As I move my online conversational focus to the more open federated spaces (rumors are Tumblr will be plugging in next), I am spending more of my time checking (and debating the cultural norms of) Mastodon, and connecting to folks there, and while I still feel compelled to check Twitter via its website (I removed the mobile app) more for mentions and DMs now than for news or information, I am noticing that I get in, notice what a sewer it is or how all the timeline is full of self-referential stuff about a King Troll and his sycophantic hangers-on and wannabes, and close the tab right quick.