Bye-Bye Birdie

Dead-Twitter-Bird.pngI’m just done.

Yesterday I deactivated my Twitter account and kicked Tumblr to the curb. A couple of weeks ago I did the same with Instagram. A month or so before that I killed Facebook. And I survived. No, thrived!

Call me a recovering social media addict minus the withdrawal. I do have a read-only Twitter account with links to news sources. If someone famous dies, or there’s an earthquake, I can go there. Otherwise the daily spew of outrage and bile can go on without me.

If you used to follow me on one of those sites you can follow me here, instead. Or on I’m also playing with Mastodon – so far it’s much more civilized.

I’ll post my best pictures on Flickr and Smugmug. I’ll send actual postcards to my family (thanks to Bill Atkinson’s PhotoCard).

Lisa and I are heading out tonight for a cruise around the western Mediterranean. It’s my goal to post a picture a day here.


If The Donald has something to say he can leave it in the comments. See you in a month!

Leo’s Twitter Updates For The Week Of 2011-10-02

Leo’s Twitter Updates For The Week Of 2011-09-25

Leo’s Twitter Updates For The Week Of 2011-09-18

  • .@scobleizer +5 bitz for not showing up at TWiT today. #
  • Looking for a nice hotel on the beach in San Diego. Got any reccomendations?  #
  • Let's Just Be Friends – yeah I've heard that before.
    : #
  • got hacked this morning. We believe we've fixed the problem…

    Here's the latest from our sysadmin:

    "+Colin Weir  notified … #

  • As promised: "Sarah with the elven ears" #ipadtodayfree #

Leo’s Twitter Updates For The Week Of 2011-09-11

  • Publish sync for Google+ & Facebook connected successfully!: #
  • Join us today at 3p Pacific/6p Eastern/2200 UTC for a rousing This Week In Tech with +John C Dvorak , +Mike Elgan , +…: #
  • The Dr Evil chair is from @RestorationHardware @elrelampago @MikeElgan. All our furniture is! in reply to elrelampago #
  • Former Apple exec, Jean-Louis Gassée, considers the possibility of Apple releasing a TV. The rumors are very strong …: #
  • I am sad. I don't see the Freddie Mercury Google doodle everyone's talking about. Do you? #
  • "A chief executive of a small start-up told me that at an event on May 26 hosted by Ron Conway, a powerful venture c…: #
  • @holyboobsbatman @sarahlane I couldn't agree more! in reply to holyboobsbatman #
  • Glad to see that the Google+ suggested user list has had zero effect on my follower count – +Felicia Day (not on the list!) is still be… #
  • Whose idea was it to put the smoke detector so close to the kitchen? #
  • Fascinating discussion of the Diginotar cert hack going on right now on Security Now! Hacker call…: #
  • RT @dtapscott: "This is actually a GREAT conversation with @LeoLaporte and me on Triangulation and #TWIT" Indeed! #

Leo’s Twitter Updates For The Week Of 2011-08-14

Leo’s Twitter Updates For The Week Of 2011-07-24