I discontinued use of Twitter on June 19, 2019. The account was deactivated, which means I had 30 days to re-activate it before it is permanently deleted. The clock was winding down, and I had to do a cost/benefit analysis of Twitter. Certainly p ermanent deletion would mean no more harassment through the medium (that I'd know about). There are about six people and a few 'bots that no longer would harass me. The problem is that I'd break a connection with 22,000 people that volunteered to receive content. Today, two days out from permanent deactivation I have a nice article at AgDaily , and a sweet one coming out in The Conversation. I'd love to share those widely. The podcast is reaching 1 million downloads with 3,500 per week and almost 200 episodes. New episodes are not downloaded as much without the Twitter push. Best of Both Worlds? So it is a necessary evil and I'll have to live with it, but I have to play with different rules. 1.