I’m planning on being mostly offline the next few days, so this feels too easy.
See y’all on our blogs and other things!My last Tweet before deactivation
Deactivating a social media account seems like the 2018 version of a consumer protest, but with a weird twist. The product (me) decides to take their own eyeballs away from the service’s consumers (advertising) in the hopes that I don’t know what—the consumers will share our perceptions and opinions and demand change as well?
The advertising and manipulation of what I see on the service is the most irritating part, so I do sometimes wonder why I spend any time on Twitter at all.
Anyhow, I’m not sure how long I will last, but you can deactivate a Twitter account for up to 30 days before it becomes irreversible and you lose the account entirely. More than likely I’ll be back in a week. Maybe it will start to feel normal and 11 years of Tweets will become as ephemeral as they originally seemed.
If you’re blogging, drop your URL in the comments so I know how to follow you!