Quitting Twitter

In an article from aNewDomain, a man by the name of Dennis D. McDonald quit twitter three weeks ago and wrote about his experience.

Within his progress report, the most obvious change in his post-twitter life was the quality of his work day. McDonald was much more productive during the day because he was not constantly checking his timeline and responding to ruthless Trump tweets; all of the reading, retweeting, and responding to tweets wasted much of his time.

He also claims that he is less stressed because he is not keeping up with Trump’s misbehaviors and lies; he does not feel less informed about information within the world. Because technology and social media is so fast paced, McDonald figured that he would hear about any tragic or important stories on the news later in the day – his wife is also watches the news religiously.

Quitting twitter did not justify his concern about the speed at which Twitter and social media networks are spreading large amounts of misinformation, partial truths, conspiracy theories, and lies. He claims he can now focus on more important issues rather than create arguments between anti Trump and pro Trump facts. Not engaging in online feuds created a distance from Twitter and McDonald that he is very pleased with the results.

One thought on “Quitting Twitter”

  1. I think Mr. McDonald is on the right path. Twitter, Facebook and other online social gathering places are amazingly addictive. Once you are hooked, a great deal of your time is spent tilting at windmills. Look around you, and you will notice that almost everyone is looking at their cell phones or engrossed in their laptops. Are they engaged in productive pursuits? I cannot say for certain, but my guess would be they are in search of windmills.

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