I wasn’t an interesting or amusing tweeter; I preferred interaction and it was the lack of this that finally made me leave.
It got boring; gradually moving to marketing-style talk made it unfunny and rather depressing. There’s a distinct lack of nuance in most people’s 140 characters. For that matter, most people’s discussion at all. The realisation that I was a key author of this solipsistic, unfunny, un-nuanced prattle bugged me. It’s not social, it becomes a stream of parallel monologues
That’s the crux of it. Most “communication” happened between me and friends, but there was consistently less of this and more of the fundamentalism that leads nowhere. I will miss talking with international friends, but there are other venues — it turns out that there is a point to conferences after all.
I certainly won’t miss being part of an advertising ecosystem, which Twitter has become.
Maybe not doing social media will leave more time for other things that I enjoy: writing words and software. Who knows?
I managed a couple of months. Addict.