Maybe we could exchange tech tips and tricks on how to prevent being overloaded with information? I will go first and explain my approach. Automated checking and filtering are a huge time saver. I subscribe to RSS/Atom feeds which are checked automatically. I use a blacklist filter of strings and regex which are applied to their headlines. Sometimes I choose not to ban a word because it may be used with different meaning in another context. If a web-page is really interesting to me and there is not a feed for updates, I may choose to monitor it programmatically. If the page is not too polluted, it is easy to create regex filters to blacklist and whitelist sections of the page, so that I am only alerted of relevant changes. I bought a few magazine subscriptions on the past. Now they don't seem so attractive, as they are always a bundle (I can't choose just the articles that I want to read) and they have lots of ads, which I dislike. There are still some magazines that I would buy if I had the money, because they have a higher quality, no ads and aren't offered as feeds. I avoid delegating that task of content acquisition and filtering to social media companies. Their signal to noise ratio is terrible. For email: I am experimenting with a strategy that will make it really easy to identify who leaked my email address to a spammer and also make it easy to block it. It is similar to using disposable mail services, but totally handled by programs running on machines that I control. For the open web: ad blocker, always.