Ironically enough, I discovered the author Rick Wayne via his posts on the Fediverse. He's decided that he's done with social media, and has a new newsletter on Substack.

His old newsletter, which I signed up for only recently, doesn't have a public-facing version I can link to. I did, however, want to share a quotation from it in which Wayne announces his new project:

Social media is done. That’s not to say it will die, but it’s not what it was just five years ago. It used to feel like we were really making friends. People would HIRL and travel to meet each other. Now, it feels like one big church potluck. We trade polite nothings with the fellows in our sect because those other people are dangerous, and let’s face it: empty promises are better than no promises at all.

Well put.