To some extent, all social media is performative. Facebook seems to be mostly a performance of happiness. Twitter is maybe performance of frustration or outrage.

I like how Mastodon feels far less performative, with no pressure to be profound.

And how readily we all seem to validate and hand out faves and boosts may be a sign of just how battered those other places have left us.

@AaronLMGoodwin It definitely reminds me of early twitter. The jokesters and biz folks will come if there’s numbers here to warrant it. We’ll see how it changes when they do.

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