People still read the Classics today as they did hundreds of years ago. It’s a good indicator for the value of content: is it tied to recency, or is it still going to be read many years on? How much do you really gain by consuming content the value of which dissapears only a few days later? If it’s diversion you want, find it in activities that build rather than waste.
Note to self, keep my RSS feeds clean from site with over-the-top daily post-count.