Back in 2012, I had reached the trough of disillusionment with social media. The Campus Review thought it was novel that I had refused to use a mobile phone from 2010 until 2015. But after moving to a regional area, the mobile phone found a real purpose. I have since worked hard to find balance in the effective use of technology, rather than technology for technology's sake. In this article, I outline what I think are the best things online, particularly for serious scholars who don't want to be distracted by time- and energy-sapping online noise.