At ASCAP's 2010 "I Create Music" Expo, the singer admits he's been wrangling with a really tough decision concerning the microblogging site lately.
"Within in the last couple weeks," he says, "every night I think about canceling my Twitter account because I think it's pretty much done. I just think Twitter as a form of communication, I think it's over to be honest with you."
So why is this the end? Haters and sandwiches. We'll let him explain:
"I would rather see Twitter be a cork board of links to other more important things, because it's really sort of flawed from the beginning. I can't tell you how many times I meet people or I'm having dinner with people who write stuff and they get upset they have haters now, like, ‘Why do I want to invent more reasons to have haters?' I might as well spend that time making a sandwich or building a model ship or something."
Well, this certainly seems more like a reason why Twitter is over for John Mayer, not for everyone else, but it's not like we were expecting a broad answer from the notoriously self-obsessed singer anyway.
For now, he's on light tweeting duty, enduring restless nights for his 3.2 million fans/haters/followers, with this caveat in mind:
"My challenge going forward is to basically disregard the need, the obsessive need for external validation."
Go make a sandwich, John Mayer, and leave the twittering to us @eonline.