Goodbye, Twitter (Sort Of)

I’ve decided to take an indefinite hiatus from Twitter. You’ll still see posts from me, but they’ll be automated. The feed will serve as an aggregate for Instagram, Twitch and blog alerts. But I won’t be reading my timeline or checking my DMs or replies.

I’ve drafted my reasons for leaving Twitter about a dozen times and they all sound overwrought and pretentious. Suffice it to say, I can’t wade through the din of vitriol and snark anymore. The platform has changed in a way that no longer feels like it encourages creativity, let alone the decent behaviors that would constitute normal interactions between strangers. When your feed becomes a labyrinth of angry threads and tweetstorms, when people tout bans as shoddy merit badges, when the echo chambers become so cacophonous you feel like your skull is ringing, it’s time to step away.

If you need to contact me directly, please do so at stephenbobbett {at} gmail {dot} {com}. Otherwise I’ll see you on Instagram and Twitch. All the best,

Stephen, a.k.a. “Fancy”

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