Returning to slower social media

Thomas Schoffelen
2 min readFeb 6, 2023

A year or two ago, I made a change in how I use Instagram. It was becoming the app I’d habitually open as soon as I unlocked my iPhone, just to check if there was something new waiting there for me. I’m one of those people that long ago stopped using Facebook, realising it wasn’t healthy for me, but don’t have the strength to fully abolish social media and lose the few strands of connection I feel with my friends and acquaintances outside my city.

So what I did was unfollow almost everyone, and impose a limit of only being allowed to follow 50 accounts on myself — inspired…

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Thomas Schoffelen

Entrepreneur tech kid, co-founder of NearSt, Londoner, open source enthusiast and aspiring spare time literature geek.