You're A Battery Wasting Moron If You're Not Using Night Mode On Twitter At All Times
I have the brightness on my iPhone turned down to somewhere around 20% at all times. I’m still rocking an iPhone 7, and I’m all in on the conspiracy theory that Apple’s batteries start deteriorating the second they announce a new version of their phone.
My battery life is shit. I toss my phone on a charger anywhere from four to five times per day because of Instagram and Twitter. Instagram does me no favors because of that white backdrop that they’re working with. I’ll hornily scroll through Emrata’s last few pics while I’m bored at work for five minutes and lose twenty percent of my battery. But that’s a drop in the bucket compared to the amount of time I spend on Twitter.
Sometimes I’ll be at my desktop at work with Twitter open in an incognito browser while I simultaneously scroll Twitter on my phone. It’s unbelievable the amount of real estate that Twitter owns in my head. I’m addicted and I’m not sure I’ll ever quit, which is why Night Mode has been such a godsend when we’re talking about usage on an iPhone 7.
I don’t know how much battery I’ve saved over the course of the last year or so that I’ve been on Night Mode but it has to be monumental. Night Mode Twitter is so much less abrasive that than white default backdrop that Twitter starts you out with.
I’ve seen people disparaging Night Mode on the timeline for what seems like ages and I just don’t get it. On top of saving you battery, Night Mode is also just way more aesthetically pleasing than it’s Daytime counterpart. Remember back in the early 2000’s when you could invert your Myspace page with dark coloring? This is the same idea as Night Mode Twitter.
Say you’re scrolling in bed past 10:00 pm on weekday. Your partner is a light sleeper. You’re 1000% going to wake them up if you’re using that garbage Daytime Mode. Not the case with Night Mode.
You can stealthily scroll for as long as you want, enjoying dank memes and clicking on articles from the New York Times that you’re going to waste one of your five free views for the month on skimming. Sidenote: there is nothing worse than accidentally clicking a link to a NYTimes article and then having it count as one of your five freebies for the month. I know I should just pony up the dough for a subscription because they have a lot of interesting stuff but I just can’t bring myself to do it.
I’ll never understand the people who hate on Night Mode Twitter. It’s the easiest decision I’ve ever made making the switch and I won’t go back. Regular Twitter mode is for assholes. Sorry, but it’s the truth. Why are so brazenly wasting battery life so that you can have a white backdrop? To be honest, it kind of makes you a racist if you’re not on Night Mode. I don’t make the rules, that’s just the way it is.