👓 @sweden signs off after seven years as Twitter voice of nation | The Guardian

Read @sweden signs off after seven years as Twitter voice of nation by Jon Henley (the Guardian)
Curators of Sweden project will fall silent at end of month after 200,000 tweets by 365 citizens
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👓 Farewell Social Media | James Shelley

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I recently purged the data from my Facebook account. This effort was shockingly labour intensive: it took a browser script all weekend to crunch, and still many aspects of the process required manual execution. Torching years and years of old Facebook activity felt so liberating that I found another...

A short, but solid piece on why James has left social media and consciously moved to his own blog and feed reader. I’m curious what his thoughts are a bit on into his experience. He’s definitely worth a follow.

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👓 Why I Needed to Pull Back From Twitter | Maggie Haberman

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The viciousness, toxic partisan anger and intellectual dishonesty are at all-time highs.
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