@Gargron i would say that the 500 character limit enables far more detailed and thoughtful discussion than twitter, and that i haven't noticed much of a need for moderation because the server software physically deters harassment, and instances that welcome hateful users and rhetoric are not likely to be federated with other instances or gain traction, or last beyond the exhaustion of storage space.
it's the first popular social networking framework that is actually worthy of its name
@Gargron i also love the way it allows users to prioritize the content they wish to interact with by opening and closing multiple streams on their dashboard, for hashtags and lists of users, and if you want you can forego the local and federated timelines if you just want to focus on particular people and activities.
i hope one day we can have some timelines for particular instances federated with one another
Server run by the main developers of the project It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!