Just a reminder that on the web version of Tumblr you can turn off infinite scrolling in your dashboard settings.
And you should.
(also turn off “Best Stuff First” if you’re sensible)
Inifinite scroll uses the same idea as gambling- variable reward. You’re on the hunt for the perfect post that gives you that dopamine hit but the idea that that perfect post might be the next one keeps you scrolling to infinity
Tiktok does this EXTREMELY well which is why I had to uninstall it. It’s so easy to get caught in that feedback loop ESPECIALLY with an algorithm involved
I fucking knew it.