I post a comment or question on...
birbsite: eerie silence, then a marketing bot follows me.
fediverse: fourfteen badillion replies that are all well thought out and interesting and oh god now I have to reply and I'm in seven conversations halp oops I made new friends
@andyAstruc I have some ok conversations on there but if I talk too much some people will frown at me and say it's the "wrong venue for a discussion". But won't suggest a "right" one. Except email, but that feels scary and claustrophobic, like a boss pulling you into a closed door office.
@dragonluvr89 @andyAstruc on birdsite, I mean! All the Mastodon instances seem to be much more of a big rolling party (though idk really, I'm on mastodon.social and I only see the others from the federated timeline; and the GNU Social instances maybe have different cultures)
I follow birdsite journalists who do thread essays and I like it but I know many other users don't. Just different expectations.
@andyAstruc Birbsite is like drinking from firehoses filled with fecal matter. Hardly any time to catch a breath from the deluge of poop.
Fediverse has many different, smaller capacity waterhoses that won't take your head off when you try to drink from them. Also, it's water. Rather refreshing. :)