A fantastic essay on dumping your social media addiction.
In addition to his many reasons, I’ll add one more inspired by Howard Stern. Why should I spend one second of my time giving another platform my material? Material they can blow away on a whim. At least on my own server I can control what’s mine.
After careful consideration I’ve decided to opt out of participating in external social media sites. I no longer have active accounts with Twitter, Google+, Facebook, or YouTube. They’ve all been closed, deleted, or otherwise nuked.