I went to order my afternoon latte and my barista asked me about Mastodon.
Seriously. This actually happened.
All he knows is that I sit in his coffee shop all day working on something having to do with Twitter and that there's a bunch of bad news about Twitter today.
Nothing like this has ever happened before so I'm kind of freaking out.. I mean.. I've never even met someone in real life (outside of WWDC) that knew what Twitterrific was.. and this is like.. what. I mean.. Mastodon is not my product or anything, but like.. WHAT?!
@bigzaphod Baristas knowing about Mastodon seems like bad news *for* Twitter today, too.
@alahmnat yeah.. wow.
@bigzaphod *extremely Palpatine voice*
@bigzaphod the exodus is real. I am really interested to see where this goes.
@bigzaphod Only one clear answer here... build a Mastodon client.
@bigzaphod the universe is telling you to get on building that mastodon client!
@bigzaphod it’s a sign...
@bigzaphod I used twitteriffic back in like 2009. Enjoyed the heck out of it.
@bigzaphod I often run into people who are like "I know you from Twitter!" and a couple weeks ago someone was like "I know you from Mastodon!" and I real live record scratched
@bigzaphod By building a client you might single handily push even more people over here.
I’d totally pay for Twitterrific’s ui and features. 👍
@bigzaphod this is amazing! Also, I have always believed that coffee shop owners notice way more things than we think they do. ;-)
@marcozehe oh totally. They’re like bartenders.
@bigzaphod that’s pretty awesome! Also kinda terrible. I hate being asked about work stuff outside of work.
@bigzaphod this site is better than the bird site is why. also plz add a gif button k thx
@bigzaphod I'm a barista on mastodon!
@bigzaphod Wow, that’s incredible.
@gregminton yeah... I was shocked. This must be one hell of a migration to Mastodon. There probably hasn't been a social media wave this big since everyone left MySpace for Facebook.
@bigzaphod That's actually wild, the only people I know that know about Mastodon know about it because I keep bugging them to join it
@qonnyr Well recently Twitter has been suspending a lot of people sometimes claiming they are violating rules in some undisclosed way or are suspected bots, when clearly they aren't. The common denominator seems to be be posting anti-war tweets.
@bigzaphod That, is BEUTIFUL. *sheds a few tears*
@bigzaphod how did the conversation go?
@gsora I was like, “oh yeah I’m on there!” And he was like, “wait really? Wow. I’m not yet.” And that’s about where it ended because someone else wanted coffee. 😛
@bigzaphod wondering if he/she is a techy person or not. It's like early twitter all over again!
@gsora nope he’s not techy at all.
@bigzaphod I would pay much or would be found a kickstarter campaign for a Tooterrific ;)
@bigzaphod can’t wait to see the cute mammoth app icon you folks cook up! 😉
@karlbecker they are finally actively disabling 3rd party clients (like Twitterrific which I work on) by cutting off a bunch of features. This plus the Nazi/Alex Jones stuff, deactivation day, etc is all quite a backlash.
@bigzaphod ah, I didn’t think that was going to be news to people, since it was a long time coming. It’s amazing how Twitter embraced, extinguished, embraced again with lots of promises, and then extinguished. Maddening.
@bigzaphod was there something in the news? Mastodon made it when the news reports 😜
@cjk101010 I think some articles are starting to insert things about there being alternatives to twitter.
@bigzaphod haha, really cool!
@bigzaphod Heh, now I'm thinking about a badge with text ”Ask me about Mastodon” hanging on my lapel.
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