Yesterday, it was brought to my attention that one of my favorite writers has quit Twitter due to the general unpleasantness that can be found there.  I can relate, though my own usual irritants are more the “you forgot” and explaining my joke variety rather than the death threats, racist screeds and general obnoxiousness that others have to weather.  On occasion, when the rumors of social media sites going under roll around, I consider whether or not I’d miss it, then I remember it’s the only interaction that I have with my siblings, leading us to today’s hashtag #query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) has honestly been considering chucking Faceyspace, but would really miss my Twitter, asking: How difficult would it be for you to give up social media?

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Matthew Peterson

Matthew Peterson

Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture!

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  1. April 8, 2017 at 4:57 pm — Reply

    Pretty hard at this point. I’ve actually made friends with these things and it would be far more inconvenient to keep in touch with people from other side of the world.

  2. Cody Dixon
    April 8, 2017 at 5:59 pm — Reply

    Pretty easy I gave up Facebook a few years ago. I only use twitter in the morning when I’m getting ready for work.

  3. April 8, 2017 at 9:25 pm — Reply

    Depends on which things (Facebook, Twitter, etc.).

    The thing is, I’m hard of hearing to where I’m considered deaf legally, so I don’t talk on the phone, and I don’t have a cell to text with, so if I need to contact most people, it is through social media or email, and some folks don’t check email as much as they check Facebook or things like that. So that would make it a little difficult for me in some respects. Plus, I’ve won a few things on Facebook (such as a Funko Pop Star Wars Rebels prize pack a couple months back from Funko’s Facebook giveaways), so I’m not quite ready to give up on possibly winning more stuff I might otherwise never get thanks to my extremely limited funds.

    Other things I just use sparingly, so they would be easier to give up.

    If I had normal hearing, though, it would be much, much easier.

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