#deletetwitter

03/31/201843 Comments

In case you didn’t catch it yesterday, this is why I am no longer on Twitter. Maybe you’ll consider joining me in this exodus. #deletetwitter

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  1. HomeRemedySupply ( User Karma: 38 ) says:

    I am not on Facebook, but I’m on MySpace. Somewhere.

    I am not on Twitter, but I do have a Tinkle account. Anyone is welcome to follow my Tinkle trail.

    Maybe I had too many beers tonight.
    oh…gotta go do my Tinkle.

  2. ao5gal ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Hi James, I cannot get into my Twitter account to delete it..even though I have not used it in about 4 years I believe? I do not remember my password and I am not receiving the email that allows me to change the password to enable me to delete the account..so, i think I ll let it be..
    By the way, I am new here altogether. I have never thought I would ever be part of any alternative community but after watching your latest video about the useless ranting of Sybel Edmund on Twitter, from which you cut the last part to make this video about why there is no need to be on that ugly platform, I decided that this was the day I should get the right decision. Here I am..Keep up the great work.

    1. HomeRemedySupply ( User Karma: 38 ) says:

      ao5gal,
      Glad you are here!
      You’ll like it here. A lot of smart folks are here, but I ain’t one of ’em.
      I gain insight and have fun.

  3. matthew.s ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    To me twitter is just a tool and if I use it correctly it is an effective tool. I use it mostly to follow financial/crypto people whose opinions I like to know about. I do not use facebook — I think like anything it can be used for good or evil just depends on how you use it.

  4. milan ( User Karma: 1 ) says:

    James, if you really like to “dig the rabbit hole” then you should investigate “medium.com”.
    It is next project of Evan Williams (“Blogger.com”, “Twitter.com”…), it is far more insidious then Twitter regarding collecting, tracking and analyzing users.

    MEDIUM.COM give “free” platform to express anybody thoughts on any subject.
    To expose ideas to any number of people. And to analyze what people think on _complex_ subjects.
    It is “treasure trove” of data!

  5. rnanstad ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Agreed we never liked TWITTER. refused to enroll in it . Also dislike Instagram! Do not understand it at all, the only reason we are on facebook is because we have online art classes, and we engage with other artists from many countries , and states across the USA.

  6. Cu Chulainn ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    for those who want direct information from trustworthy Syrian sources there are @hamza_780 @WaelAlRussi @ahmadalissa

  7. Cu Chulainn ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    wrong James.

    if it were not for Twitter, many of us would not have access to news direct from Syria, from Syrians and others we can trust based on long and critical observation. because besides the massive disinformation on Twitter, as everywhere else, on Twitter there are @ejmalrai @Canthama @Muraselon @IsaBlumi @LinaArabii @JaySouria @ikhras @les_politiques and many other real people in real places whose voices might never have been heard without Twitter

    even the unpleasant aspects of Twitter can be instructive; we are better off without our illusions.

    or are you saying that only those like you, with well-established websites, deserve to be heard?

    1. HomeRemedySupply ( User Karma: 38 ) says:

      I understand what you are saying.
      And, as I understand it, Twitter is a very popular communication tool for the middle east region.

      Fortunately, we are Free Thinkers, our own Leaders, who can make our own choices, and even say “I won’t”. (F. – I.W. from previous Corbett’s “And Then There Were None”)

      To me, it sounds like, for you, Twitter has some value in your endeavors to better conditions.
      Power to ya.

      Personally, for me, I don’t have Twitter. Hell, I can’t even understand all the garbled symbols, brief messages with poor grammar, and deciphering what the original article or issue was.

      But I am an old fart. I even prefer hand written cursive letters over emails when I write deep thoughts to the grandkids and family members.

      1. ao5gal ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

        And that is the way it should always be..you are not an old fart, you are a man that still have real values. Your grankids will be always proud of you.

  8. dave_voce ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    I was on twitter for a while and to some extent I enjoyed it and learnt some things, however the downsides were that it was a time vampire and a horrific big brother data miner.

  9. redrose ( User Karma: 3 ) says:

    Never succumbed to twitter.
    I was brought into Facebook kicking and screaming, so I could see photos my brothers and sisters shared.
    Now I own two Facebook groups that people in my Oregon coastal town of 2200 find useful. One is a Buy and Sell group and other is a group of events and activities in our town. The second is a lot of work, but worth it.
    I also moderate on a news and views page for our county. That one is a pain, and an eye opener on how divided our country has become. Still getting used to living in a small town….

  10. Mr.Mike7704 ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Ok, James, I’m off Twitter. It looks like it’s time to replace that Twitter link with your $teemit.com/D-Tube link.

  11. Mel ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    I’ve never had a Twitter account. Couldn’t see any point with such small messages. It is bad enough written communications can be read many ways but to have to shorten it to nothing must make this worse. Anyway after watching your podcast I am quite happy I have never bothered and agree that if this is what it is all about it isn’t worth bothering with.

    1. candlelight ( User Karma: 2 ) says:

      Awesome! Dan Dicks, a man of many talents!

      Though, as far as deleting your twitter account, perhaps you should reconsider. It’s not like you’ve abused its platform, or rather, you haven’t been abused by its platform; and there are it seems conscientious truthers out there who, having found a way to harness it for the purposes of their edification, and Truth seeking, have become heavily reliant on it. Aye?

    2. HomeRemedySupply ( User Karma: 38 ) says:

      Beautiful video! by Dan Dicks
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUprG6Yaa50

      It relays not only the message of “James Corbett is not on twitter”, but also imparts that calmness and aesthetic value of being in a real world life….i.e. the absence of the turbulent infection caused by the virtual medium, Twitter.

      (By the way, there are some great photos of James in the video.)

  12. rick.f ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Sorry James, I disagree entirely with your video. I follow about 50 world leaders in truth on Twitter and I include you among them. Every new truth I have found has been a result of a link of a link from one of these individuals. If there is another method of keeping up to date with truth nuggets from individuals such as yourself I would like to know of it. I also find that it is quite easy to delete those individuals that are not providing a balanced and truthful perspective. I work 14 hours a day. I don’t have time to visit your website to see if you have a new gem of truth. I rely on your tweets. Thanks so much for your perspective over the last ten years. Please note that I am a member of your club – how else am I to keep up to date?
    All the best, Rick

      1. rick.f ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

        I am subscribed, no problem. However there is another big aspect to Twitter. Every once and a while you get a tweet that leads you to a knowledge set that is absolutely amazing. Being subscribed to a few people locks you into the same way of thinking. That is not a good thing. Hope you can understand the importance of randomness. Rick

  13. candlelight ( User Karma: 2 ) says:

    I recall getting such satisfaction listening to Keith Olbermann’s ant-Bush rants on a weekly basis. His rawcuss, heart pounding railings against the stupidity of the Iraq War, and other such monstrous neocon constructs, circa 2003, were spot on. And then, after some years, came his mentioning about his twitter account, bla,bla,bla – and it was just about then that it started feeling like the beginning of the end. The end of meaningful social commentary. Even Olbermann, as bright as he was, seemed to get caught up not in the message, but in this godforsaken shallow competition in the form of how many fucking twitter followers he had. Twitter…. Tweet…. The twitter concept – oh, how well it follows on the heels of the advent of the sound bite. Twitter. The immaculate perfection, on how to dumb down society in 140 characters or less. The idea that people were, in reality, now going to allow themselves to be immersed in an entirely inane form of communication – including of all people, Keith Olbermann, whose justice warrior status seemed to quickly fade – was for me an out and out complete bummer, a complete downer!

    Though absolutely no offense to Corbett, and that’s very much to his credit. Twitter is so ubiquitous these days that I hadn’t thought one way or the other if James had an account or not. To his credit, for all intents and purposes, it is and has been completely immaterial to the quality of his work whether he’s had an account, or not. James’ skill set way surpasses such a media, and he has in no uncertain terms succumbed to the likes of it. As James’ intimated, he used it, and not the other way around, for his own purposes.

    But, my hat’s off non-the-less, to James for his decision to let it fly.

  14. Jeffa ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Hi, um something fishy going on. I’ve read no responses. Have absolutely no inside info. There was a response to some apparent madness coming from the direction Sybil Edmonds. Then it was gone. It’s called waffling. You need to start emphasizing your own missteps. You were mistaken to be on Twitter, are mistaken to be on you you tube. Don’t you realise your persona can be hijacked? Love you, thanks for your digging. Keep evolving.

  15. CRM114 ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    From Zero K (2016) by Don Delillo, an 80 year old:

    “Is it very different at home, or on the street, or waiting at the gate to board a flight? I maintain myself on the puppet drug of personal technology. Every touch of a button brings the neural rush of finding something I never knew and never needed to know until it appears at my anxious fingertips, where it remains for a shaky second before disappearing forever.”

    “Haven’t you felt it? The loss of autonomy. The sense of being virtualized. The devices you use, the ones you carry everywhere, room to room, minute to minute, inescapably. Do you ever feel unfleshed?

    All the coded impulses you depend on to guide you. All the sensors in the room are watching you, listening to you, tracking your habits, measuring your capabilities. All the linked data designed to incorporate you into the megadata. Is there something that makes you uneasy? Do you think about the technovirus, all systems down, global implosion? Or is it more personal? Do you feel steeped in some horrific digital panic that’s everywhere and nowhere?”

  16. Duck ( User Karma: 12 ) says:

    Why anyone was EVER on Twit-er I dont know. Its like a Text only version of Dr Phil or The Jerry Springer show.
    The joke is that its going to go bust soon anyway.

  17. stephen ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Thanks for all the ongoing great work, James and Corbett support crew! I really look forward to all the new content available on this site. I’m sure it will take a lifetime to get to and process it all (archival content in particular), but it’s well worth the time and effort in investigating (and investing in) the Corbett worldview! Cheers!

  18. Stronghorse ( User Karma: 1 ) says:

    James,
    I wholeheartedly agree. However, there is no need for me to delete Twitter, or Facebook either, since I don’t have either of them to start with.

  19. oliviadestandau ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    I considered it, but I am probably one of the rare folk who do click the links… I follow people from whom I receive information I was unaware of and do find twitter a useful resource. So, I am not going to quit the application, even tho I do have problems with it.
    I may change my mind, but not today. I do get your point tho…

  20. zyxzevn ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Humor: Twitter is Stupid, and Here’s Why
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAHaGgtzbXc
    “It is a bunch of people communicating like babies”

    There is also a long list of videos with
    “reacting to mean tweets”

    Is Twitter making you STUPID? Social networking sites are making it hard for people to think for themselves

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2551578/Is-Twitter-making-STUPID-Social-networking-sites-making-hard-people-think-themselves.html

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