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I quit Twitter and it made me happier. So why have I gone back?

Because Twitter is a microcosm for the big life questions

Retweeting. Illustration: Kate Hazell

I’m dabbling with Twitter after a year away from it. I had to start again from scratch. It was never my intention to permanently deactivate my account, only to come off while I finished the draft of a book. But I left it too long and when—draft completed—I went to log back in, I no longer existed. Perhaps that was a sign, I thought, that I’d be better off without the little blue bird in my life, but I missed the book chat and the…

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