John Mayer — who has entertained 3.7 million followers with barrages of Tweets like, “I just woke up from a dream about drinking water. When you get to live your dreams, your actual dreams are boring as shit” — unceremoniously deleted his Twitter account yesterday. A rep for Mayer tells Rolling Stone that Mayer quit the service because “a return to the studio is planned,” presumably to record a follow-up his 2009 album Battle Studies.
Mayer isn’t leaving social networking entirely. In fact, he now seems focused on Tumblr. Last week, he took to his account there to explain the new habit: “I had 3.3 million Twitter followers back in April when I announced that I’d be predominantly posting on Tumblr … Five months later I have just passed 50,000 followers, a fraction of my Twitter base … I will leave the opining up to you, but I think I made the right move. I now have an even larger Tumblr addiction but it’s sort of like a book addiction, or a gambling addiction where you always walk away with the casino’s money … it’s one of those things you do all the time but isn’t all that bad for you.”