How did I do? I give myself a B-. Yet, that B- felt pretty good.
It was nice to mostly get away from the constant flow of information because there is just too much of it.
I decided to simplify my information intake. While I am interested in a great many things, I only have the time and energy to put to use certain things. I found myself being "plugged in" and knowing a little about a lot. It got so that I would take headlines as content (prime example: after seeing a headline about Flutter, I just assumed it was the "next thing" not realizing it was a hoax. Shame on me (but it is a funny hoax)).
The economy has forced many of us to simplify our lives by doing more with less. The same philosophy should be true for information flow. The internet allows us to find information quickly and cheaply. It levels the playing field to a certain extent. Many voices are speaking into the ether. Some have information that I can use. Others, not so much. Just because someone is interesting doesn't mean I have enough time to read them, friend them, or follow them. Life is about choices so we have to choose wisely how to best use our time.
I encourage everyone to unfriend and unfollow as appropriate and to pare down the information inflow. Then, unplug at least one day a week.