I am in Robert’s camp; unfollowing and working from a smaller set of content and people won’t do. The more people in a group, the more potential touchpoints for discussion.
So we are left with two of Robert’s solutions: shut it off and filter it. Shut it off? That takes more energy for me than simply shutting "out" my content feeds. I take another tip- more screen space. I can then shunt applications to one side and concentrate on the other.
Filtering? Lots of great tools-what do you use? I use Twitter search to cope with daily changes of focus, but it’s also effective to develop filters and blinders with the mind.
Too much content? How do you handle your content crush?