Big shoutout to @Nigma for not only writing the script and narrating the "What is Mastodon?" video but also sifting through 279 reddit comments on /r/videos and correcting people's nuclear hot takes


I am not sure if it will make it into /r/all or not, a part of me wants to see that, another part of me (and I'm sure a lot of old users agree!) thinks that would be too much of a good thing in such a short time.

On the other hand, you can't really pace publicity. It's a wave, a constellation of circumstances. It either happens or it doesn't, and if decentralization is to win over the silos, we need as many people aware of it as possible. So 🤷‍♂️

@Gargron I think you're doing a great job, @Gargron. Ignore the haters.

@Gargron Once a link starts sinking it doesn't really turn around, don't think it's hitting the front page (this time)

@Gargron I was commenting on that comment thread as well! A lot of them were typical Reddit hive mind, but there were quite a few interested people too.

@Gargron In the AskReddit thread "what was ruined because too many people started doing it?" the answer I upvoted was "Everything." My reply began "The Internet, by being as centralized as it is, have made things easier to ruin in this way. There are now two categories of any endeavor: undiscovered and struggling, or overexposed and successful." If we can't cure unlimited growth, then I hope we can at least break things down into manageable pieces.

@Gargron yeah, I feel like there were a waves and waves of people saying "twitter? what's the point! stupid name! too complicated!" &c &c, but the point really was "now I've heard of it" we're one step further along the path: "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win."

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