‘Reality is way underrated’ - Clive Lewis quits Twitter
- Credit: Nick Butcher
Norwich South MP Clive Lewis has quit Twitter, saying that 'reality is way underrated'.
The Labour MP told his 95,000 followers that he has decided to leave the social media platform "for an indefinite period".
He said: "Being off it the past few weeks has been a revelation. Reality is way underrated! So I've decided to extend it."
Mr Lewis said his staff will continue to tweet on his behalf and that he might yet make "the odd guest appearance".
He signed off with the hashtag #gameover and a GIF from the science fiction film Aliens, showing Bill Paxton's character William Hudson shouting 'game over man. Game over'.
Last year, researchers from the University of East Anglia investigated the impact of technology free travelling on a small group of participants to see how they coped with disconnecting from mobiles, laptops and tablets.
You may also want to watch:
The researchers, who also took part in the study themselves, examined participants' emotions before they disconnected, during their disconnection, and after they reconnected.
Some 24 people - all millennials except for two - from seven countries travelled to 17 countries and regions.
- 1 Motorcyclist dies in crash on A11
- 2 GP surgery in special measures after inspectors find range of faults
- 3 Indian restaurant in Norfolk nominated for two national awards
- 4 Electric vehicle owners could have to pay £50 to run cables to cars
- 5 Vintage tractor enthusiast's prized collection goes under the hammer
- 6 Britain's poshest train returning to Norwich for Christmas lunch
- 7 Huge village home with indoor swimming pool for sale for £1.2m
- 8 Huge Christmas market returning to Norfolk Showground for 2021
- 9 Could you offer one of these rescue animals a forever home?
- 10 Norwich bridal shop named among best in UK
The findings showed there were initial anxiety, frustration and withdrawal symptoms among many of the travellers, but later growing levels of acceptance, enjoyment, and even liberation.