Being informed is good, caring is good, paying attention is good, but modern mainstream news is not good. It’s not the best way to get substantially informed on anything worthwhile, and it’s usually not the best way to spend your time.
I’ve always known that about news, but that never seems to stop me from browsing news websites anyway – usually multiple times per day, despite there not being any new content.
So I wrote this Chrome extension – using technology to solve a problem technology created. It overwrites the page content on news websites with a calming kitten GIF instead.
It uses an internal list of news domains, and I’ll keep updating it as I find news websites worth blocking this way.