I joined Twitter in 2010, a little late, but it was still not that crowded. I used to follow a handful of people, who were a lot of fun, in the sense that they would treat Twitter like their personal diary. They would talk about their day, joke a little, be sad a little...it felt like I knew them even though I had never met them. I in fact rarely even tweeted to them; I would just read/listen. That's what I miss about Twitter, 'coz sometime around 2014, when politics took over, these folks left.
I was one of those people who chose to talk about politics. Some of my followers bore with me, while some chose to unfollow. I also unfollowed a lot of people whose views were different from mine. I still can't stop myself from talking about political stuff, even though I really don't want to. It just adds to the toxicity of social media. I'm tired of reading people's opinions (and I'm sure others would say the same thing about me), I just want to follow more people who'd talk about themselves.