blog: Group Chats

… and how to survive them:

  1. Join the group, disable all notifications.
  2. Interact and watch for a month or two.
  3. Instead of fleeing when you inevitably realize there are too many rude or lethargic people, start blocking.
    1. Make a list of all people that are important or respectful of your time.
    2. Ruthlessly block everyone else.
  4. Turn notifications on again. They are useful now.
  5. Unblock selectively after friendly offline interaction.

This way you are not on the outside and important news will still reach you. No FOMO on your side. This is not a nice way to treat people - but neither are group chats with negligent people. Pick your poison.

Posted in cynicism
2023-01-24 15:17 UTC