Tag: Twitter

Why I Closed My Twitter Account

Recently Twitter sent me a notification saying “It was 9 years ago today that you joined Twitter” and the first thing I thought was; time to close down my account. This shit has been going on long enough.

I had been toying with the idea of closing my account down for a while, and the only reason was that the environment was so incredibly toxic. The things I saw were either self-promotion or the ugliest side of identity politics.

You tweet that you think that there are things you agree with when it comes to fourth-wave feminism, and you can expect a vicious response from one side. Say that you believe that you don’t agree with the denialism of ignoring biological difference between men and women, and you can expect a vicious response from the other side.

Both the regressive left and the conservative right have entrenched themselves so deeply in the foxholes they dug on the Twitter Battlesphere, that I got tired of reading those tweets, even from the people that I agreed with. It becomes hard to be a centrist.

In the meantime, I’m playing around with Instagram, but my interest there is slowly fading as well. Social media maakt meer kapot dan je lief is.

Suicide Note

“My suicide note will definitely mention the time the lady sitting next to me used her finger to spread mayo on her ham sandwich.” Tim Heidecker

This made me laugh so hard this morning. I think it’s brilliant and there should be a whole series of these. If anything is worth being a “trending” topic, it’s the horrible shit you think should appear in your suicide note to justify your own death. :)