Paring Down the Network

Twitter, FriendFeed, Facebook, Google Reader… it is distracting to the extreme. I recently went through everything and made sure that everyone I was following I was either: A.) Truly interested in what they had to say, or B.) a colleague of theirs. I ended up dumping about 200 follows on twitter and halving my FriendFeed subscriptions. On Google Reader, I got down to 91 subscriptions from 300, and I’m finding I’m no less informed than I was when I began the experiment…more productive because of the effort. The next question is… can I pare down my subscriptions and my follows even more?

Unfortunately, FriendFeed still likes to show me what my friend’s friends are saying, so I still find myself doing this: