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The Age of Excess

Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat, Tumblr, Twitter,

There are too many social networks and too little time.

iTunes, Last.FM, Pandora, Soundcloud, Spotify,

There are too many music services and scattered collections.

Facebook (Instant Articles), Medium, Reddit, Squarespace, WordPress, Quora,

There are too many ways to blog but nothing more important than what you have to say.

HBO, Hulu, Netflix, Prime, SnapChat, Yahoo, YouTube,

The laundry list of video platforms is also exhausting.

Yet most people are platform agnostic. They shift platforms to meet their best interests, especially when it comes to social media and desired content. They socialize where their friends are. They listen, write, and watch where content can be seen.

When it comes to the Internet, there’s no one size fits all. Even Amazon has to compete with Google Books and Apple iBooks.

It’s easy to get lost in the age of excess. The paradox of choice is that it makes it impossible to remember where you left off.

It might help to focus on just a couple places to socialize, to keep a single music/video library, and to maintain one place to write.

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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of Discvr.blog and four books.