The Inactive-Account Problem is Only Going to Get Worse

Elaine Kasket
5 min readNov 29, 2019

How’s Twitter supposed to decide what to keep and what to cull?

Photo by Sara Kurfeß on Unsplash

During Thanksgiving week in America, when people celebrate family ties over turkey and pumpkin pie, Twitter announced that it was beginning a massive cull of inactive accounts. Anyone who hadn’t signed in for six months, it warned, would soon have their account wiped from the network.

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Elaine Kasket

Speaker, coach, cyberpsychologist. Author of REBOOT: Reclaiming Your Life in a Tech-Obsessed World and All the Ghosts in the Machine.