I Guess I Didn’t Need Twitter After All

Derrick Story
2 min readDec 1, 2022

I joined Twitter in June of 2008. I was an online editor for O’Reilly Media, and the blue bird was definitely a place to be.

I integrated the feed into my website, shared interesting articles that caught my eye, and of course, posted pictures.

I was always under the impression that Twitter was important to my photography and writing endeavors. And to some degree, that was true.

When I landed a book contract with Wiley, they wanted assurance of my social media platform to help promote the finished product. At the…