Choire Sicha on the joys of blocking people on Twitter.
I know a guy, a serious reporter and a grown adult, who, when he finds out that people have unfollowed him, blocks each and every one of them permanently, as a matter of course. It’s genius! I don’t really know why he uses Twitter in this way, it’s not my cup of tea, but I think it’s terrific! Making people DEAD TO YOU is so important.
A few months ago I deleted Birdbrain from my phone and mostly stopped caring about Twitter. I’ve been much happier since. (Related: Also happier since I turned off blog comments here.) That being said, I now regret not going in the complete opposite direction as described above.