I tried again with Twitter
I got back into Twitter about a month ago. I thought I missed it, but it turns out I only missed small portions of it, and those portions have been drowned out by pessimism, hyperbole, hate, and self-interest.
Here’s how I tried making Twitter into a pleasant experience again:
- Unfollowed everyone and started over.
- Disabled retweets
- Muted lots and lots of keywords.
- Tried having a good attitude
And still, my feed was awash with the usual awful, depressing, tedious noise of people determining that “Something is BAD!!!” and yelling incessantly about it without a single rational suggestion about how to make it less bad.
There just isn’t enough signal to go with the noise. I’ve had to stop visiting Twitter again.