WWE Hall Of Famer Mick Foley recently took to his podcast, “Foley Is Pod,” to explain why he decided to leave Twitter. Foley explained that, while Twitter made the decision easier, he had always struggled to moderate his use of the site.
Here’s what he had to say:
It would be easy to blame the atmosphere on Twitter, that was part of it. But Conrad, since day one I had trouble using Twitter in moderation. It’s mostly on me. I struggled with it. I think a lot of people do, and then you get to where you’re spending hours a day looking at everything on there.
As it became progressively more divisive, I began to feel like I was swimming in a pool full of turds. One turd, you can dodge that turd and you can still enjoy the crystal water, but at a certain point, when being on Twitter just becomes an exercise in dodging turds, it’s time to get out of the water and that’s what I did.