“Reducing the signal to noise ratio”: Talking with journalist Brennan Doherty about quitting Twitter

Most of us don’t even need to be on social media. So why does it feel like it’s our job? In this episode I talk with journalist Brennan Doherty about how we’ve both left Twitter and the impact it’s had on us. We also discuss the shifting landscape of social media platforms, disinformation and the strange relationship between the Twitter platform and the journalistic community. What are the professional ramifications of leaving socials? Can you “quiet quit” social media? And how are people’s relationships to social media changing over time?

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Brennan Doherty is a Toronto-based writer whose work appears in the Toronto Star, TVO, Forbes Advisor, Future of Good, and elsewhere.