[This is a follow up on my "I don't get Twitter" posts - the first two are here and here.]
Hugh MacLeod over at Gaping Void (who I used as an example in the second post of why some people may find Twitter useful) deleted his Twitter account, and here's why:
It's no big deal. I liked Twitter. But I found it too easy.
I think my time would be better spent drawing cartoons and writing books.
I am suspicious of just linking to stuff I agree with as proof of my point, but that makes sense to me. There are lots of things in life worth doing that can be corrupted if we take the "too easy" path. One cool thing I've noticed about blogging is that people get better at writing as they go...Well, those who have something to say, care about quality and post regularly (read as, "Have a blog worth reading"), anyway. I can see how Twitter would undermine that.
I started reading Hugh's blog because I like his cartoons. I stay because even though I am not that interested in marketing he writes well and I enjoy his take on things. I'm even intrigued about west Texas now, thanks to him. Go check out Gaping Void.