Hi all, a lot of you have been dealing with questions about moving here to Mastodon from Birdsite.
I thought I'll offer up my reasons for migrating here and tell you why I feel pretty good about it. Maybe it'll work, maybe it won't, but it's worth giving it a shot.
Do read and share with people who want to move here!
I thought one way to get my followers to move here would be to put my mastodon address in my Twitter name.
Try it out! Help people migrate!
@Memeghnad is it working for you
@rahulkaveeshwar Just did it. I'll see if it does and report back in a week. :)
@Memeghnad 54k followers in meantime - ye instance kya hota hein?
@Memeghnad Have done same. Helps.
@Memeghnad Nice trolling the BirdSite 😂
@gautamghosh @Memeghnad @jackerhack @vimoh @prem_k just point out https://instances.social.com as the means to figure out other instances. Another nice would be to have a list or resource which shares what is offered by the different instances. At least 10-15 ones so people know, it would be hard work though.
@jackerhack @gautamghosh @Memeghnad @vimoh plus, if there's an easy way to setup own instances, like on https://masto.host, or like how @hiway is setting up on his own servers but only far easier, that might help go really decentralised.
That'd be like installing WordPress.org on your own domain rather than creating a blog on WordPress.com.
@jackerhack @hiway @vimoh @gautamghosh @prem_k @Memeghnad reading manuals and wikis are part of the job. Even for something simple as something as bash or zsh, you need to learn how it really works to make it work how you want. To do default install and run it is stupid but to do a default install, then tinker around it till you are happy with it and then publish/open it to the world. Of course it's an ongoing process, because you have to maintain, upkeep etc.
@Memeghnad done. Great idea.
@Memeghnad did that a few days ago
@Memeghnad Try to put Mastodon's TOOT link in the Tweet. They will eventually come on Mastodon to see the Toot content.
@Memeghnad I have put my own name but bio is same
@Memeghnad good idea.
@Memeghnad please suggest accounts to follow. 🙏
@Memeghnad great article! Mastodon seems like the answer to the question of having a social platform where only those people collect, who behave online the same as they would in real life, and filter out those who use the 'online connection/real-world disconnection' phenomenon as an perverse excuse to unleash the worst within them
@Memeghnad Liked the part where you explained how Twitter's timeline changed, using real life analogies. Great article 👍
@Memeghnad You perfectly captured what is happening and provided a solution to many people who depend on twitter for their work.
@Memeghnad I do hope you do re-start the constitution series sometime soonish. I enjoyed and usually used to send it to people I know, the links i.e. maybe you can also see if peertube has something you would like to experiment with, please let me/us know if you experiment with that as well.
@Memeghnad I can say for myself. It is certainly working for me. ( Though it is an even more of an echo chamber that Birdsite ). Though I am happy here, my fear is that we may all end up in our Echo chambers and lose connect with the real world.
@Memeghnad well put! For me, I love the peace at mastodon
@Memeghnad treating birdsite like work :-), thanks for that, i was struggling to understand how to deal with it and you captured it correctly
This is by far the best article I have read time now. Super
You have just created the best article were I am able to visualize your creative writing into imagines and videos
Might sound funny but true
Every burning dump yard of our Indian cities it the best example about Twitter
Thank you very much
I hope you get maximin satisfaction with this article
@Memeghnad Well written. Thanks for sharing! 👍
@Memeghnad You should consider moving away from Medium room. It puts your work behind their paywall!
@zsc Oh darn. I've removed it from distribution. Now they should not be able to, right?
As for me, it is not about moving from Birdsite to Jumbosite.
It is about having alternatives resources.
I see a lot of potential here. Real devoted people working tirelessly. Here I see me as being a participant in whatever I can offer from my repertoire.
@Memeghnad Nice write up on Birdland. Much appreciated, welcome to the Federation.
@mplammers thank you! :)
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