After flirting with the idea for a while, I’ve finally deleted the Facebook and Twitter apps from my mobile devices and logged out of the sites on my computer. I’m not deactivating my accounts or anything; I might return to them at some point. But I’d grown unhappy with how much of my time and attention social media was consuming. While I regret that I’m undoubtedly going to miss some event invitations and meaningful news from distant friends, I’m already feeling happier and more productive after just a couple of weeks. Some auto-posting systems, like blog posts getting shared to Twitter, remain in place, but the only social media service I’m still actively using is Instagram. So, for the time being, if you want to get in touch with me the best ways are by email or text. If you don’t have those and are trying to establish contact, please use the contact page on this site.