I am taking a break from Twitter - mostly because I'm feeling increasingly hypocritical in my concern around, and criticism of these social platforms (in particular Facebook) and the exploitative interactive/business models made manifest via their applications, which I then express through, ermm, Twitter.
In parallel, I have noticed that when it comes to devices and applications, if left unchecked, I can drift into distracting and unhealthy patterns of use; missing details and/or failing to notice the everyday. This isn't who I want to be. Something had to give.
This is not an anti-technology move. Not at all. I remain committed to creating value through software and hardware, with the proviso that ethical matters around design, health, and privacy are addressed holistically.
In the interim, I will endeavour to publish thoughts at somewhat regular intervals to this site.