When I first started using Twitter, back in 2008 or so, it was a whole lot of fun. Twitter allowed me to have conversations with podcasters that I’d met via podcasting, and who lived far away from me. It felt like a welcoming community.
Years later, Twitter has changed. The people who I follow are awesome, interesting, and creative. I feel lucky to have found them and that they have decided to follow me back (and talk with me from time to time). The problem I’m having is with the multitude of truly horrible people who have found Twitter, and who seem to think it is the best place in the world to share their awful opinions.
So, rather than continuing to play “whack-a-mole” in the hopes of creating some form of safety that Twitter simply refuses to provide – I’m making my Twitter account private. I will be making that change seconds after I post this blog and I will leave my account private forever.
This week, the drama of the moment ...Read More