Twitter, fame and quitting
Paul Rouget, a colleague I've never met at Mozilla, has quit Twitter:
I deleted my Twitter account (10K+ followers) 6 months ago during my "disconnected break" in Asia. Maybe it's maturity. I'm getting older. I understand better what I like, what I enjoy, what is important to me (writing code, building, shipping). I'm not interested in the race for fame anymore. I realize it was exhausting and a source of anxiety.
I get into a similar frame of mind around November every year, which is why for the past few years I've started something now known as Belshaw Black Ops. You know, I may even start it early this year.