A blogger who calls herself Quirky Teacher announced that she was finished with Twitter. She gave good reasons, and the more I thought about it, the more I realized that I’m just as tired of Twitter as she is.
Therefore, I too will be closing my account. I find I spend too much time trying to be right, being snarky when others say something that I deem to be 1) wrong, 2) idiotic, or 3) both, and trying to cajole others into ganging up on those whose opinions I find irritating.
I am also tired of the word “nuance” which is the usual rejoinder by those who do not agree with someone’s argument and criticize it by saying it lacks nuance. I am tired of tweets promoting “smart and thoughtful posts” by edu-pundits and/or journalists who think they have the ultimate scoop on education.
It does have good attributes, but it is one of those precious “conversations” that rarely reaches any resolution and just seeks to further infuriate those who are furiating.
In ending my account, I am resisting the urge to tweet about this particular post.