I tried to go offline from Twitter all day yesterday.
I failed. Miserably. Wound up posting all kinds of stuff.
I hate that I feel so compelled to constantly "check in" - just in case someone posted something.
I hate that I couldn't just stop, as I said I would.
It's not like any critical information came through the pipe. It's not like I found out anything, except that a few of my friends have similar twittercrack habits.
I just decided to shake the habit outright. Here's a new stage for Alan's curve of adoption.
I just modified my /etc/hosts file thusly:
127.0.0.1 twitter.com 127.0.0.1 www.twitter.com 127.0.0.1 m.twitter.com 127.0.0.1 hahlo.com
Now it will take a deliberate act of intervention for me to break my twitterfast. I'll be surprised if I actually miss anything though. If anyone wants to get in touch with me, you either already know how to do it, or don't need to.
Also, I realize that this post will be broadcast to Twitter as soon as I hit "Publish." Irony, much?
resulting in this: