The Inactive-Account Problem is Only Going to Get Worse

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

Photo by Sara Kurfeß on Unsplash

uring 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

Psychologist, writer, keynote speaker. Author of All the Ghosts in the Machine (2019) and This is Your Life on Tech (upcoming).