This evening I deactived my Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Facebook I never got in to - I stopped using it because I never posted on it and I got fed up with request to be "friends" with people I had never heard of. Most of these were "friends" of my daughters and I have realized that at 49 years of age I am about 25 years too old. I won't miss this.
As for Twitter - you know I actually took out my iPhone in the pub last Thursday evening to record that I was in the pub on Twitter! How sad is that? I enjoyed it for the EdTech conference last week, but this fad is over for me.
Marc Prensky famously wrote about the Digital Immigrants (me) vs the Digital Natives (my kids) - though I pride myself in keeping up-to-date with all the latest technologies. I have been using computers since about 1986 and consider myself to have the "digital wisdom" that Prensky now writes about. However, Facebook and Twitter are too much for me. I love the freedom of expression that Blogger allows me and I hope to keep this web page going until I can no longer type (hopefully 30+ years from now). So whatever the next big thing is, I will probably just stick to Blogger.
Many of us have too much of an on-line presence, and sign up to the NBT - time to consolidate.