I almost never look at the replies to my public Twitter account. I only need to hear so many times that I’m a stupid reactionary, or, well — the things you hear when your surname is “Jacobs.” And I have never, not once in my nearly ten years on Twitter, had a really productive debate there with someone I disagree with. So I use that account almost wholly for posting links, without ever visiting Twitter to do so (thanks to the sharing functions in Mac OS and iOS).
Also, I often use the SelfControl app (image above) to prevent myself from accessing twitter.com.
So if you’d like to converse with me about anything, please send me an email. And if you don’t know what my email address is, Google is your friend.