Separate Creation & Consumption
Computers are for creating, not consuming.
Go to all your social sites and sign out. Set up your computer as your creation hub.
Use your phone or tablet for consumption.
One device is used for creating, the other for consuming.
— Nathan Barry (@nathanbarry) December 26, 2022
I just realized I have mostly migrated consumption to my phone somewhat unintentionally — but because I read articles on my phone I also tend to compose my commentary on the phone as well, even though typing on my phone sucks 😂 The editor is also hard to use on my phone, and cutting and pasting doesn’t work correctly, so I edit less than I might on desktop. On my phone, I can only see about two sentences at a time, making it harder to write longer form work.
How much does the tool shape what content people produce? Considering many people no longer have desktops and solely use phones for computing, does lacking a PC deter them from writing? How much of the shift to video is because it’s simpler to film than type on phones? How much is the rise of microblogging and descent of blogging tied to smartphones?