To tweet or not


For the last 10 years I have had a twitter account where my posts from here are posted automatically and where I have always gotten my news.

I have made good friends on twitter. I have learnt a lot. I have annoyed so many people too. Last month I deactivated that account and now it is permanently deleted. It has been peaceful away from twitter.

It was my only bad online addiction. I recall 7 years ago I did the same with nosey-book, as Carmen calls Facebook and I haven’t gone back.

The dilemma, a small one, I find myself in is whether to create a new account so I can annoy a new set of people or to just stay off and enjoy the quiet of ignorance.

About makagutu

As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

31 thoughts on “To tweet or not

  1. Carmen says:

    We’re still content to have you annoy US, Mak. 🙂

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  2. john zande says:

    I deleted Facebook. Twitter’s fun if you don’t have a smartphone.

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  3. Arkenaten says:

    Tweeting should be left to the birds.

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  4. jim- says:

    Quiet ignorance is better than chaotic ignorance. Social media adds little quality to life if any at all.

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  5. Barry says:

    I closed my Facebook account after March 15 this year. I never really used it, as I found the background noise it created was just to much for me, even when is was closed to all but invited friends and family. They seem to be really chatty online (like non-stop). I would check it perhaps every other month, so closing it after the live streaming of the Christchurch shooting was easy.

    I have a Twitter account, but It’s only used by me on vary rare occasions when my own web servers and mail system are down and I need to notify my clients of the outage. WordPress and that other blogging platform are enough for me.

    If people really want to talk to me, they can use the telephone, texting, WhatsApp, Messenger, or we can meet somewhere. I’m better able to regulate the pace of what passes for intelligent dialogue in some social media platforms.

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  6. I’m on Twitter. For the most part I don’t find it that bad. I think it’s all in who you follow, although occasionally I get grief from those who follow me. I hear the blocking feature works well, although I haven’t had to use it yet.

    I’m also on Facebook, although it’s really just as a outlet for the blog posts. I’ve rarely found FB an environment for good conversation.

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    • makagutu says:

      Blocking and muting features are some of the best innovations by twitter.
      I tried to curate my time line but every so often, tweets that should never have been posted in the first place show up on my TL.
      And then the news items from this country can be so annoying

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  7. renudepride says:

    I was a member of Facebook for 30 seconds. Too many of my students assaulted me. That experience made me steer clear of Twitter. Now that the World’s Number 1 idiot (current USA president) blasts away there, I am so grateful that I chose a different path! Have a good weekend! 🙂 Naked hugs!

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  8. I have neither a Twitter account nor a Face/palmbook account. I do all my annoying and insulting things from my blog where I am GOD and absolute KING of the content. Like Mel Brooks once said, “It’s good to be king.”

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  9. Nan says:

    I have a Facebook and a Twitter account.

    I usually check FB once a day just to see what the FEW people I follow have to say — which is usually not much (other than my granddaughter who writes novels on her activities).

    I check Twitter even less than FB — mainly because I’ve never completely figured out how it works. (Don’t tell me!) I guess I expect it to be similar to FB, but obviously, it isn’t. Like you, my blog posts are automatically added to Twitter so I think I may get a few new visitors now and again, but who really knows?

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  10. I deleted my Facebook account seven years ago. I still have a Twitter account, but I rarely use it anymore. Kudos to you for ditching it!

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  11. basenjibrian says:

    No twitter. No Instagram (who would want pics of my middle aged, plump, white ass anyway?) Definitely no Facebook. The only thing it seems to permit would be reconnection to childhood acquaintances from my youth who still ,live in Deep Jesusland (Indiana, in the Midwestern Corn Belt) and their wisdom about the glories of fundamentalist Christianity and Donald Trump. Enough of them folks out here in California, so…

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