While thinking of what to write, I started, with guilt, scrolling through Facebook having just a bit of battery left.

Recently Facebook has been less about what my friends are doing and more about showing videos. You scroll a video into view and it starts playing, graciously without sound.

This behavior takes a toll. I went from nine percent battery to six in a couple of minutes; that’s 45 minutes down to 30. I’m sure they have stats saying this is the right choice for “engagement” or whatever, but it’s not the right choice for me keeping your tab open.

Nicholas Lindley