Since February 2007, I’ve been on Twitter, almost entirely as a means of engaging with fellow librarians and others in affiliated fields. Now, I’ve deleted all of my tweets (more on that in a second) and just now, my account, too. There’s no need to go on here about why I left: it’s for the same reasons that everyone else had ever since Elon Musk took over the company. I would have done it sooner but for my worry about the best way to delete my tweets. I had read about paid services that some folks were using to have their tweets deleted in bulk, but I really didn’t want to have to shell out my own money for a problem some asshole billionaire created for me.
As an alternative that I heard about on this blog post at the Verge, I used the free version of Redact to do the job for me. It worked like a charm. And now, as of September 24, 2023, I am done with Xitter (FKA Twitter).