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Discussion on: Self-Destructing Tweets

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Lan

How do you think social media makes you tweet self destructive content? and why so?

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Dennis O'Keeffe Author

In terms of the tweeting, it's (hopefully) not that I am tweeting content that needs to be removed but that I personally get addicted to checking it for interactions. It's not just social media - even work tools like Slack get to that point if I am constantly expecting notifications and checking it.

A lot of it for me is more along the lines of "if you don't want to eat chocolate, don't put it in the pantry". It is easier for me to remain self-disciplined that way!

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Lan

That line of thought works for me as well, but the way I try to implement it is by not using other social medias, except for twitter(as you said, theres some useful content there). The happy part is that it has already improved alot, since I don't really feel like using facebook or instagram anymore xd.

Really liked your article. Have a great day :)

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csgeek

Actually, my issue with a tweet is that it only has relevance for what.. a few hours? Maybe a day. After that it's only purpose for existing is a historical record of stupid things you probably should not have said.

So I'd love to have a self destruct ability that allows me to somewhat vent about something that's frustrating me and not have to worry about bitching about javascript being horrible (just an example) then applying to a nodejs gig and having to revisit that.

There's countless examples of people losing jobs and opportunities due to things said/done/take out of context and so on.

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Lan

thats why people usually have a non identified twitter. Professional profiles are usually on instagram. I get you though. It's weird how we simply get used to vent to the whole world, but at the same time it's not like we want an answer xd