Why I’m quitting the news

It’s May 1, 2013 and I’m quitting the news.

I’m tired of the noise. The constant, never-ending, mostly shallow and redundant noise that I doubt adds any real value to my life or soul.

No more Google News. No more News360. No more Prismatic. No more Facebook. No more Twitter. No more RSS.

I’m done.

At least for the month of May. I’ll see where things stand in June.

I will still (or start) reading stuff that matters. Books. Magazines like the Economist. Maybe even an audiobook here or there. You know, longer form articles that actually encourage thought.