Hey Lindsay, I was wondering why you deleted your Twitter? Was it for reasons of mental health due to possible harassment that you might have been facing?

In the end, while harassment is never fun, that wasn’t ultimately the real problem. I realized one morning that part of Twitter’s algorithm feeds on negativity, and that even if I went days without looking at my notifications (which I often did), I’d waste so much time just wallowing in the negativity of my main timeline, and I wondered how much time I had wasted being overwhelmed by the world as funneled through the Twitter algorithm, which is designed to make you angry and sad. I don’t understand how people in “the resistance” are able to stay angry. For me it turns to sadness and depression pretty damn quickly.

So, I deleted it. I may expound on this at greater length later.