I close down four Twitter accounts.
As Autumn slowly transforms into Winter the squirrels in my local park busy gathering the abundant nuts for the hungry season. A squirrel will find a nut, then hoards it by burying it in the ground. It is a chaotic process as squirrels find each others hidden nut hoard and bury the nuts in a new location, a process that predictably results in some nuts being forgotten and thus enjoying the blessing of growing into trees thanks to the squirrels activities.
Hoarding is a survival activity, the difference between if a squirrel lives or dies in the British winter. Many people need to hoard rubbish or clutter because the individual is anxious through some insecurity. In any emergency people empty shop shelves and hoard their food. Banks during the Credit Crisis hoarded their money so that credit for business and resident dried up.
Internet information hoarding
I exchanged comment with a reader of Liberated Way on why there is inertia on internet forums, the lack of activity of thousands of registered members resulting in internet graveyards. The reader suggested that many internet sites were places where people hoarded information rather than participated in dynamic interaction. It is apparent that rather than using the internet as a tool of interaction, many people are like squirrels and hoard information. This is a problem I experienced with my bookmarks, I hoarded hundreds of links to interesting internet information, I was becoming an internet squirrel cluttering up my browser with a confusing pile of information links.
Nature wastes nothing
Nature is dynamic, nature wastes nothing. Either squirrels will eat the buried hoard of nuts, or other living things will devour the nuts, or the nuts will grow into trees. Only amongst humanity can clutter gather that will never be used. Knowledge is like nuts, use information, or it is useless junk.
I avoid internet content aggregators
One of the dislikes I have of Facebook, Google +, Yahoo or LinkedIn was they are content aggregators, dustbins of collected information nobody will ever use, an abyss where billions of internet users hoarded useless and dead information. My position is that either a thing is useful or I eliminate it, thus this is one of the reasons I avoid the content aggregators.
I close 4 Twitter accounts
My attention turned to Twitter. I closed down four Twitter accounts today, including the Liberated Way Twitter account, leaving only my business Twitter account active. My business Twitter account attracts and coördinates my business activities, thus it is useful, but to act like a squirrel dumping junk on my Twitter account which few will read is a waste of my life. The loss of the Liberated Way Twitter feed resulted in the immediate loss of 83 followers to my blog.
My approach to life is simplicity and liberty free of junk. I am no longer an internet squirrel.