I quit Twitter and haven't post or even logged on in over a year. I can safely say I have never been happier. Twitter is a complete dumpster fire that consumes you and everything thing the demon touches. If I was a religious person I'd say with complete confidence that Twitter is a product of Satan run by one of this minions.
It will be hard for the first few months. It's like a drug you have to detox from.
Just do it.
I've heard all the excuses for not quitting (I made them all), just substitute the words "heroin" or "booze" for "twitter" and see if your excuses make sense anymore.
You will be a happier person.
Sir Francois de Mercier
Zak Phoenix McKracken
Fun fact : I've read (on Twitter) that Reddit brings way more players and sales (5 to 10 times) than Twitter (my own experience during my KS campaign and some conversations with other devs lead to the same conclusion). I guess the best way to manage yourself a social media presence would be to post some GIFs and screenshots and go away as soon as it's published - but the tentation to hang out, read some tweets and procrastinate is very high (I plead very guilty on this). After all, social media are design to suck all your attention :/
Never had a Facebook Account and don't even understand why anyone would use it. It's worthless to me.
The one that I really would love to get rid of is Whatsapp (I'm from Europe, I think it's less popular in the States?). I'm fine with being able to easily chat with friends I don't get to see that often and get the occasional family baby pics, but I can definitely get into that ugly habit of it being the first/last thing I look at during the day, and spending way too much time on it when I'm stressed and should be focusing on other stuff. I definitely do miss the days of being mostly disconnected from the internet/rest of the world, instead of being always reachable. Sadly, I can't just delete it because we use it for work chat as well (which goes for a lot of jobs over here).
Still, this post was a good reminder that I should put more effort into disconnecting when I'm off the clock and being more present in the moment. I'm always happier and more relaxed whenever I manage to do that for longer periods
I'm logging off Twitter and going to do something constructive.