Two(+) Weeks without Twitter

Apparently Jack Dorsey has finally started to realize that Twitter is problematic. Here I am, having been off Twitter for more than two weeks, and I have to say on a personal note, I feel happier, healthier, and more together than I have in a long time. I find myself blogging more. Reading in depth more. Playing more guitar.

The inbetween moments where I would reach for Twitter, only to develop a new bout of anxiety are gone.

I'm not perfect: I definitely am polling parts of the web more than I used to (which ends up being random reward, another problem).

However, overall, I feel myself to be in a much better place. As a result I think I may be staying off Twitter when this experiment ends.

I really hope that Jack and Twitter can fix some of its problems, for those who choose to stay (and there are great people and great things that happen on Twitter). I just don't know that I can be on there, perhaps because of my own weaknesses as a person.

This isn't the first time I've kicked an internet habit because it was bad for me; I did the same for Reddit years ago, Slashdot before that.