Cutting back on Twitter changed my life for the better

Living a real life in the real world must matter more than documenting it.

Mr Elon Musk's Twitter account is seen on a smartphone in front of the Twitter logo. PHOTO: REUTERS
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Seven months ago, with the first rumblings that Mr Elon Musk might buy Twitter, I made the decision to pull back from the site and use it only to alert people to things such as the publication of my column or my television appearances.

I stopped checking every day. I stopped publishing original thoughts there. I stopped responding to other accounts. Twitter went from an integral part of my life to a tool I hardly used.

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