When I originally started this experiment, I thought that by this time I would be struggling to make it through the day without a burning desire to start typing "redd" into my address bar. Strangely enough, this hasn't yet happened to me. In fact, I have basically forgotten about social news altogether and am have shifted over primarily to Twitter and Google Reader.
I've noticed that if you follow reliable people and subscribe to good blogs, your sources of information will usually be well-vetted and there isn't much of a need to "filter" the useless junk. I think that by the time this experiment ends, I may end up sticking to it.
Originally posted at http://dloewenherz.blogspot.com/2010/01/my-social-news-escape-day-4.html