Old dog. New tricks.

Get offline. Get a life?

Two pieces really struck me this morning. The first was from writer @drgrist who announced yesterday that he was taking a year off:   No Twitter, no email, no more online whining and griping, it was time to get a life.

“I’m never disconnected.

It’s doing things to my brain.

I think in tweets now.”

As he so succinctly put it “I am burnt the f*** out.”

It’s a lesson to all of us who perhaps spend too long in the addictive anterooms of Twitter. I know I’ve been guilty of this and just last week was reflecting on it as I floated about on a lilo in the French sunshine.  We all need to take a break from time to time so step away from Twitter for a sec, put the kettle on, put your feet up and read why David Roberts is waving goodbye for now.

And if you need any more food for thought about why it’s important to keep a sensible perspective on the more anti-social side of social media, have a look at this piece by @paulmasonnews on the ‘moral depopulation of Twitter’.

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