I was slow to start using twitter, but found it a lot of fun. Often it
would be useful at times when websites were slow; I'd hop to the website
and search "edinburgh network", "github down", or "helsinki outage" and
find live updates as people disclosed problems before the appropriate
companies updated their status pages.
I've found a lot of useful information, in near real-time, over the past
few years. For example I remember hearing a loud explosion a few years
back and had no idea what it was. Turns out it was an electrical
substation catching fire nearby.
Anyway recently I've been getting a lot of fake notifications, things
that aren't real:
- In case you missed XXX's tweet.
You can't disable these notifications, the only thing you can
do is click "see less often". For a couple of days I did that every
time I saw them, to no avail.
So I'm done. I've removed references to my account anywhere I could
spot them, and I've signed out for good.
(I read twitter on my desktop 99% of the time, though I did use my
mobile phone to make posts, especially when images/pictures were
I've not deleted my account, but I'd uninstalled the application and
deleted the entry from my password-store. No doubt in a few years
they'll delete my account, though they seem to have recently backtracked
on their attempts to nuke inactive accounts.
Tags: misc, personal, twitter