Google Chrome is hopeless for reading social media - Preliminary findings below
I am currently undertaking a comparison of 6 Web Browsers which will eventually be turned into an article of my findings - most likely once Microsoft Edge has been reincarnated into the planned Chromium based platform.
In the meantime, thought I'd share a preliminary finding that is quite definitive when reading Social Media - Facebook in particular.
Using Google Chrome on Windows 10 (64-bit) in my case, you may be finding that if browsing Facebook for a while, as you keep scrolling down your feed, it will get slower, and slower, and slower, until the point where is gets so frustratingly slow, that you end up closing Chrome completely, re-opening it and starting again, at which point speed returns to normal.
Sound familiar? Keep reading.
Doing the same tests with the Brave Browser, I have noted none of the noticeable slow downs in performance of Facebook pages when used for the the same amount of time. The same has proven true to some extent on YouTube, though tests on YouTube and other social media platforms have not been as extensive yet.
My preliminary finding is as follows: Dump Chrome for Social Media like Facebook and YouTube and use the Brave browser for that purpose instead. It makes a *huge* difference on my system.
For the sake of completeness, by "quite some time", I'm talking reading and interacting with your Facebook feed for over an hour - my tests were based on close to two hours of use without closing my Facebook Tab in both browsers.
Hope that helps a few of you out.
Note: To gain the full benefit of the above conclusion, you should temporarily make Brave the default browser, otherwise some links you click will open up your default browser (Chrome?) when you click on them. Other browsers yet to be tested.