Goodbye Twitter


I decided this evening to delete my Twitter account. Our world is so polarized and Twitter is particularly polarized. I believe that in large part, it is people trying to have meaningful communication in so few words. I had a respectful back and forth on Twitter earlier this afternoon over a polarizing topic. I found it quite challenging to minimize offense in so few words.

I think the short form communication manipulates and emboldens it’s users to say things that feed the polarization. I also don’t get much traction out of Twitter.

Most importantly, I think it is imperative that we get back to having respectful conversations around important issues, as opposed to tweeting offensive blurbs back and forth. Twitters algorithms appear to feed polarization with intent.

If you are a fan of Twitter feel free to comment on this post as to why you do.

A short note on political polarization. Several years ago, I unhitched my wagon from politics all together. I did this for two reasons. First and foremost, I believe the solution lies with the people not the politicians. Secondly I woke up to my unconscious bias, and much of that for me was political in nature.

If you really want to make America great again, then learn to have respectful conversations on important issues with people who believe differently than you do. It is also important to remember that you can safely assume that anyone you talk to knows something you don’t know.

Goodbye Twitter!

4 thoughts on “Goodbye Twitter

  1. Dear Brent,

    How have you been? I have taken the time to a large number of your latest posts, and here I can empathize with your issues regarding Twitter.

    Speaking of the ex-POTUS’ Twitter and Facebook accounts, some would even argue that they should have been suspended or terminated a long time ago for continually unleashing falsehood, misinformation and mass distrust. Fortunately, he had not been given free access to software or button(s) with which to launch weapon(s) of mass destruction.

    For your interest, I have examined the issues that you have highlighted here in great detail in my extensive and analytical post entitled “💬 Misquotation Pandemic and Disinformation Polemic: 🧠 Mind Pollution by Viral Falsity 🦠“, which you can easily locate from the Home page of my blog. Needless to say, I welcome your thoughts and comments there. The following three out of the twelve sections of the said post are particularly relevant:

    Social Media : Social Amplification & Cultural Tribalism
    Infographic : Escaping Confirmation Bias & Echo Chamber
    Social Fracture : Existential Crisis, Subjectivity & Acculturation

    I would like to wish you a very happy February. May you find 2022 very much to your liking and highly conducive to your writing, reading, thinking and blogging!

    Yours sincerely,
    SoundEagle

      1. Dear Brent,

        Whether intentional or not, your typo amuses me, as though you are trying to express “Oh God, life is good.” 😉

        I would like to inform you that when you visit my blog, it is preferrable to use a desktop or laptop computer with a large screen to view the rich multimedia contents available for heightening your multisensory enjoyment at my blog, which could be too powerful and feature-rich for iPad, iPhone, tablet or other portable devices to handle properly or adequately.

        Furthermore, since my intricate blog contains advanced styling and multimedia components plus dynamic animations, it is advisable to avoid viewing the contents of my blog using the WordPress Reader, which cannot show many of the advanced features and animations in my posts and pages. It is best to read the posts and pages directly in my blog so that you will be able to savour and relish all of the refined and glorious details plus animations.

        The said post entitled “💬 Misquotation Pandemic and Disinformation Polemic: 🧠 Mind Pollution by Viral Falsity 🦠” has twelve major sections (plus a detailed annotated gallery) instantly accessible from a navigational menu. Though the post is very expansive, the navigational menu there can help you to jump to any section of the post instantly so that you can resume reading at any point of the post over multiple sessions in your own time. I welcome your comment(s) there.

        Happy February to you and Happy Chinese New Year! It is the Year of the Tiger. May 2022 bring out the TIGER in you!

        Yours sincerely,
        SoundEagle

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