Yesterday I canned my Twitter account. If we are going to be serious about the indie web, we need to go all the way, and not be mired between two ideas. If you want to talk to someone, email them. If you want to have an open discussion, blog it on your own web. Keep calm, and embrace your inner curmudgeon. Life is quieter, calmer, better this way.
I understand that you probably can’t do this if you write for a living and Twitter is a huge part of what you do. Depending on your situation, it could be a very drastic change. But that doesn’t describe most people who are on Twitter.