"Yet while the immortal Heracles banquets at the divine table, his mortal phantom stalks about Tartarus, among the twittering dead; bow drawn, arrow fitted to the string."
January 1, 2023: I've created a new Twitter account to serve as a notifier for any new content I post on this site. I won't be reading any feeds nor following or retweeting any accounts. If that sounds like a convenient way to know when there's something new here, feel free to follow.
November 3, 2022: WSJ's Matthew Hennessey validating my more than 100-day-old decision with prescient glee.
November 5, 2022: If you're not confident enough that you'll be able to recoup 8 USD per month by monetizing your Twitter content, you don't have an argument against the Twitter Blue fee and you have no reason to subscribe in the first place.
November 23, 2022: Once again, Jerry Holkins nails it. It's a shame that only the three of us who still read blogs will ever see it.
Some day I'll edit this post to detail my experience that led up to leaving Twitter and, in effect, social media altogether. For now, I'll leave you with the accounts that I was following when I quit:
I also had the retweets for these accounts turned off. I found that very helpful for filtering out noise and unwanted information.
Get into the habit of long-form reading if you're not already. I believe that the micro-form reading that social media promotes is toxic to the mental faculties and detrimental to real-world social development.
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Keep calm, and game on.