I’m trying to be less of a misanthope. Twitter isn’t helping.
RIP AQUILOGY’s third twitter account (2013-2016)
— Aquilar L. (@AQUILOGY) July 13, 2016
I have been on Twitter on and off since 2008. I was fortunate enough to be one part of the first batch of people on Twitter. Back when there was less than a thousand South Africans and the great divide between Black and ‘Die Wit’ Twitter wasn’t a thing. It was chill back then. I deleted my first account around 2010/2011 when Twitter started to scale, it became a chore to engage and the only way to stay relevant was to become part of whatever topic was trending. I came back around 2012, got tired quickly and deleted my account. My current account has been active since around March 2013, I don’t know how I stuck so long. I’ve been contemplating leaving again since around 2014. I only stayed because Twitter, with all it’s faults, is the most convenient way to stay up to date with what’s going on. But being up to date comes at a cost, Our time. Social media and the internet since around 2010 has been all around stealing our attentions away from more meaningful activities and now that I am ‘a old’, I realise how valuable my time and attention span is. I have a lot of books to read, Music to listen to, Films to watch, Photos to capture and etcetera. I quit Facebook seven months ago,Tumblr a few weeks ago, Twitter was just a final hurdle towards finally freeing myself from Social Media.
“…I hope the exit is joyful and I hope to never return” – Frida Kahlo
I went back 😦