Bringing a process that I started 18 months ago to a close, I deleted my @ruk Twitter and Instagram accounts entirely last night.

Although I’d stopped posting to either a long time ago, I was still dropping in from time to time to check in and see what was going on; this never proved to be anything more than dispiriting, and so pulling the plug wasn’t difficult.


Andrew's picture
Andrew on October 29, 2018 - 09:54 Permalink

Good idea! I just did the same. I'd also like to rid myself of Facebook, too, but I have a business page that I need to maintain. I wish Facebook would offer the option of having a business page without a personal profile page.

Andrea's picture
Andrea on October 29, 2018 - 14:34 Permalink

I think of your "let's decentralize the internet" motto frequently, and also am thinking about deleting twitter too. Can you remind me, did you actually get to keep an archive of your account or is it gone forever?

Peter Rukavina's picture
Peter Rukavina on October 29, 2018 - 15:37 Permalink

Both Twitter and Instagram have a “send me an archive of everything” that you can request before you delete your account. I could tell you where to find this, except that I can’t login to Twitter any longer ;-)

Neil Strickland's picture
Neil Strickland on October 30, 2018 - 23:01 Permalink

I've never understood why people use Twitter. I'd rather write long emails where I can expand on things as necessary, rather than restricting myself to either 140 or 280 characters.