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Some people have noticed that I considerably reduced my online footprint recently. That’s right. I closed my social network accounts for Facebook (this is nothing new), Foursquare, MyFitnessPal… and my beloved Twitter. The big question is always the same… WHY?!?
There are many reasons to become involved with social networks… personal, professional, or otherwise… but in my case it seemed as though the magic was fading. The social aspect had been turned on its head. In short… it was no longer fun.
That’s not to say that there aren’t some great people out there, and that I don’t occasionally wish that I could fire off some witty tweet to random followers… but for the most part… I think that my social networking experiment is largely done. I say “largely” because I do have a few Twitter accounts that are directly related to other websites that I have created, but these aren’t used for random silliness that pops into my head. They’re a little more targeted than that.
Do I miss it? Sure I do. Will I be back? Probably… in one form or another… social networking is not going away. I’m simply enjoying a much needed breather.