This is actually on my to-do list, so here is a short post about no longer contributing to Twitter.
First of all, participation in communities based on a social tool equates to creating culture, as well as the only real value they have. That is a difficult way of saying that “social networks” depend on people to use them. I believe those same people deserve open access to the culture they create.
Twitter is a closed platform, and I can’t in good conscience support it. Of all possible internets, I want the one that is most open.
So I am “leaving”. If I ever get around to it I will archive my posts. For the time being I am just going to let them remain there, and hopefully folks will find this post and understand my decision. Open micro-blogging is our destination.