If you’re looking for me on certain popular social networks and can’t find me, don’t panic. There’s a reason for that.
I’ve just deactivated my accounts on the following corporate-owned social media shitholes:
I’ve outright nuked my accounts on these shitholes:
I’m tempted to nuke my Google+ account, but I figure Google will finish the job of killing off G+ in a year or two. :)
In any case, you’ll always be able to find me here on my website. Better still, on select posts you’ll be able to leave messages and comments.
Why did I deactivate and delete these accounts? My reasons were pretty simple. I did it because I damn well could. I did it because I wanted to. I did it because I was tired of being a digital sharecropper and getting nothing in return.
And I did it because I’m not good at social media, and don’t particularly like it. I used to do reasonably well on Google+, and I still do reasonably well on Reddit, so I’m keeping those accounts. The rest just aren’t worth my time, and never have been. I’m just cutting my losses.
As for Medium: If Ev Williams wants me to write for his content farm, he can damn well put me on his payroll as a staff writer. Paying five bucks a month might have been reasonable if I was only reading Medium, and if Medium was worth reading, but anybody who asks writers to pay instead of paying writers is a scam.