Sherman Alexie Leaves Twitter Citing 'Negatives Increasingly Outweigh its Positives'

The new year brings a host of new resolutions and habits for many people. Celebrated indigenous author, Sherman Alexie, chose to quit Twitter. 

In a final tweet early New Year's morning, Alexie wrote "Hey, folks, I'm leaving Twitter because its negatives increasingly outweigh its positives. Thank you for the follows." 

Alexie deleted his profile shortly after his final tweet. Visiting Alexie's Twitter profile gives Twitter's stock "sorry that page doesn't exist" 404 page. Sherman Alexie still has a Facebook profile, but he's not as personal there as he was on Twitter. Most of his tweets were biting satire while his Facebook posts seem to be managed by a publicist. 

Here's hoping Alexie finds a different outlet for engagement.