Elon’s Twitter meltdown and the rise of Mastodon arrived at an unusual time for me. I read Cal Newport’s Digital Minimalism this fall and it really resonated with me. I spend too much time on my phone and I have for years, suffering the physical and mental consequences as many of us do. My habits started changing through the pandemic when I realized I just couldn’t take the never ending stream of doom and everyone’s hot takes about it any more.