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Don't Fall For Click-Bait (or Go Down the Rabbit Hole) - Screen Time Rule #4

Click-bait is all the things that are written in a way that makes you want to click them, usually going to a dumb slideshow that you get halfway through before realizing that you actually don't care about "27 things you never knew about...".

Some things are not actually click-bait, and might be perfectly interesting or insightful articles or posts.  But they still lure you down the rabbit hole of endless "internetting".

I am going to try to combat this by adding all the links that interest me to a bookmark folder, which I will title with the date.  The next time I use the computer I will open a few of them up if they still interest me.  If they don't I will delete the folder entirely.  The reality is that I DON'T need to see most of the internet, it is just time-sucking brain clutter!

I plan to have a few blogs that I check frequently (Free Range Kids1000 Hours Outside, and a couple more) and anything outside of that will be bookmarked for later, then deleted if I forget about it.

One exception to this rule is link-up parties, where you should definitely click and read, then interact right away.  That is just good blogger etiquette!

Check out all my Rules for Responsible Screen Time here.

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