Poll: (be honest!) how often do you check…
Responses and boosts appreciated.
@cdevroe Email: if I’m working, it’s just…there so whenever it pops up with a new one otherwise a few times a day. RSS, couple of times a day. MB: Open all day. Twitter: Once a day now I don’t really “use” it. FB, Mastodon, TT I don’t use.
@cdevroe Email (work) = once every other weekday
Email (personal) = when it shows new messages
RSS = daily
Micro.blog = daily
FB, Twitter, TikTok, etc. = Never
Email: A few times a day, work related.
RSS: Twice a day
Micro.blog: Twice a day
Mastodon: Twice a day
Twitter: Only follow links sent to me, never “check” it purposefully
Facebook: No account and never check.
TikTok: Follow links occasionally, don’t have an account
IG: No account and never check.
* email: many times a day.
* RSS (NewsBlur): big session in the AM, seeing what’s there, occasionally at other times.
* Micro.blog: many times a day; it’s probably what keeps me tied to the internet more than anything else!
* Others: never
@rknightuk Favorite M.b follow?
@gregmoore Thanks for adding Discord… I should have added a bunch of other services rather than the blank as most people didn’t add any.
I could have added IG, Slack, Discord, Stocks, Crypto Wallet, etc.
@jeremycherfas Besides IRC I think we’re close to the same.
@JMaxB I like this.
Email: on notification.
RSS: multiple times a day.
Micro.blog: a few times a day.
Facebook: don’t use it so never.
@jameskoole More people check RSS multiple times a day than I would have guessed. Pretty cool.
@cdevroe Be sure to see the responses on Mastodon as well. Quite a few coming in there.
@jameskoole The main plumbing of the web is still RSS. I agree!
@cdevroe Email: 4-5 times a day. RSS: roughly the same. I follow a lot of folks from M.b via RSS, so I only open the app once or twice a day at most. And since I’m not on social media, I don’t spend any time there. I do open Usenapp once a day, too, to check for new posts on a few Usenet newsgroups I follow, notably comp.risks.
In reply to https://cdevroe.com/2022/05/17/11399/.
RSS: four or five times per day
micro.blog: two or three times per week
Mastodon: one or two times per day
Twitter: too often
TikTok: two or three times per day
Email: Whenever a new one comes into the inbox, and the notification tells me it needs attention. Otherwise maybe once a day I’ll check the screener folder.
RSS: Probably once a week.
Micro.blog: Daily, if time allows, multiple times. If there’s a mention notification, I’ll try to reply as soon as possible.
Mastodon: When I’m mentioned.
Twitter: Depends on how much free time I have, and if I’m following something on the news. Multiple times a day.
Instagram: Multiple times a day.
Email: Frequently throughout the day
RSS: Twice daily (morning and evening)
Micro.blog: Once daily
Mastodon: I don’t use this
Twitter: Weekly, if at all
Facebook: I don’t use this
TikTok: I don’t use this
YouTube: A couple times a week
@cdevroe here you go…
Email – Rarely. I only have notifications from family.
RSS – frequently
Micro.blog – several times
Mastodon – Never. No account
Twitter – Rarely
Facebook – Maybe twice a day a that feels too much sometimes.
TikTok – Never. No account
Email: Many times a day
RSS: Varies. Currently rarely, but has in the past and will probably be in the future several times a day.
Micro.blog: Several times a day.
Mastodon: Don’t have an account.
Twitter: Varies. Sometimes several times a day, other times not at all. Currently a few times a day.
Facebook: Once a day or less often.
TikTok: Almost never.
email Personal – few times a day but this very low volume.
email Work – morning and afternoon.
RSS – First thing in morning.
Micro.blog – a couple of times a day. low volume.
mastodon – nope.
Twitter – 1 time a week? if that
facebook – nope
tiktok – nope
@cdevroe – Email – work, 1 or 2x a day; personal email, several times a day; but it would be less if it weren’t on the same account as my calendar! (Funny how when I check the calendar, I take a little looksee at the email…)
– RSS – I don’t use an RSS reader; it would be one more mode of consumption to distract myself with
– Micro.blog – it’s my main mode of digital procrastination; I check it a lot, especially when I should be doing something else
– Mastodon – I don’t have an account
– Twitter – never, I deleted the account
– Facebook – never, I deleted the account
– TikTok – I don’t have an account, but when my sister or daughter send me a TikTok cat video, I watch it … especially when I should be doing something else.
@alanralph Wow, Usenet!!
@maique RSS is good for coffee. Twitter for beer.
@nsmsn Do you check RSS on more than one device?
@BestofTimes I’m with you on email notifications… I only have 3 people set up to notify me if they send an email.
@KimberlyHirsh Why the RSS ebb and flow?
@kaa Any other apps you open daily?
@annahavron There are worse ways to burn some time than M.b.
@cdevroe having tried several of them, I agree!
@cdevroe ooh! Good question. Currently it is just NetNewsWire on iOS. I have the desktop app but I rarely open it on my laptop.
– Email = multiple times per day
– RSS = multiple times per day
– Micro.blog = twice a day
– Mastodon = no account
– Twitter = only via lists twice a day
– Facebook = no account
– TikTok = no account
– Reddit = twice a day
– Instagram = 3-4 times a day
@nsmsn I was wondering if you checked it on the same device in the morning as in the evening. Very interesting!
@cdevroe Youtube. Mainly for cooking inspiration and the occasional review.
How often do I check…
– email: every hour or so, mobile notifications are on
– Micro.blog: twice a day, mobile notifications are on
– Twitter: never, mobile notifications are on
– Facebook: twice a day
I don’t have RSS, TikTok, Mastodon.
My stats indicate with high certainty that I (still) love email. @cdevroe
@cdevroe my answers:
• Email: several times a day
• RSS: when working on NewsBlur
• Micro.blog: during meals
• Mastodon: never
• Twitter: during meals
• Facebook: during meals
• TikTok: every few days
Email – when I get a notification – several times a day.
RSS – Several times a day.
Micro.blog – weekly, off and on.
Mastodon – lately this has become my main social media – many times a day.
Twitter – a few times a day, most days, reducing this more and more.
Facebook – never, no account.
TikTok – never, no account.
@cdevroe I change subscriptions and sometimes clear them all out and start over.
@cdevroe Email – multiple times daily
Discourse – multiple times daily (it’s my forum)
RSS – once or twice daily
Twitter – multiple times daily
Slack – once or twice daily
Micro.blog – daily, if I remember, getting better at it
YouTube – several times per week
Others – never
@cdevroe Email: multple a day, RSS: once a day (maybe), Micro.Blog: multiple a day, Mastodon: once or twice a day, Twitter: Never. (but in RSS), Facebook: N/A, TikTok: N/A;
@cdevroe Email: personal email 1-2 times daily, professional email several times daily
Micro.blog: 1-2 times daily
Twitter: several times daily
Facebook: 1-2 times daily
TikTok: once a day
RSS and Mastodon: don’t have them
@cdevroe Email and RSS: multiple times per day. Micro.blog once per day and I don’t use Mastadon or silos. I used to use Reddit a lot, but I deleted the app.
@cdevroe RSS (NetNewsWire): multiple machines, multiple times per day (in a topic cluster usually)
Email: once or twice per week (people that “matter” text me)
Twitter: situational but average once/day
Facebook: varies from multiple times per day down to once (during wait times)
Instagram: ditto (following artists)
Micro.blog: couple times per day
Phone: almost never now
@KimberlyHirsh me too!
@kimonostereo Twitter Lists are the best!
@kaa I check YouTube far too often.
@fabio “I don’t have RSS”…. the horror!
@dejus I like this “during meals” approach.
@jimrea Discourse…. interesting.
@odd Twitter in RSS? Excellent.
@flutterpulse One day you too will be a Jedi and learn the ways of the RSS.
@Robijntje A very reasoned and applaudable approach.
@the Any good artists to recommend on IG?
@cdevroe I know…! Let’s allow me a bit of literary technological license… please? 🤣
@cdevroe I just get some updates via NetNewsWire.
@cdevroe Sure — thanks for asking! (Of course art is very subjective & what appeals to me might not appeal to you.) Try @steveforsterpaintings (portraits), @maks_karakulin (dance), @michellevalbergphotography (nature), @dinosandcomics, @documinute, @jimmychin (climber, photographer, director), @natgeo (lots of skilled, talented photographers), @rogierwieland (physical animation), @renatomuccillo_fine_arts (landscapes), @estherhorvath (polar photography) … Each is incredibly creative.
Email – it’s just on
RSS – once in the morning – part of news
Micro.blog – once in the morning – and then later as I post into the stream
Mastodon – if I see a notification in the morning i click in (twice a week?)
Twitter – same as Mastodon
Facebook – dooom scroll at night with the telly
TikTok – never
LinkedIN – same as Facebook OR a lot – depends on what is going on
Snapchat – never
WhatsApp / Messages – when they ping
Email = a few times a day, both work and email
RSS = I go through the posts in the morning and dismiss the ones that are not interesting to me. The remaining posts I tend to read throughout the day.
Micro.blog = up to 5 or 6 or so times a day, maybe? It’s the service I check the most and is usually just opened.
Mastodon = once a day, and only to check for any notifications, I don’t browse the timeline
Twitter = only if following a link to a tweet. I don’t go there to browse the timeline
Facebook = never, don’t have an account
TikTok = never, don’t have an account
Pocketcast = once or twice a day, to see if there’s new episodes of podcasts I follow
Email, multiple times per day.
Twitter, more often.
RSS, most days, not all the subs though
Mastodon, checked daily for a few days after joining, after the fin de siecle Melon Tusk announcement. Not touched for weeks.
Farcebook, roughly once a year, usually shortly after my FB birthday
Instastuff: left the app, now can’t see anything anyway
Talk Photography forum, less often than I used to (which WAS multiple times per day, now a few times per week)
Newspapers, check my Guardian and WaPo subs most days…
@lmika Interesting re: PocketCasts. I mainly listen when I’m driving or mowing the lawn or showering.
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