With G+ shutting down in 10 months, it's the perfect time for Mastodon and federated networks to rise above being clones. Ask G+ users what they liked, why they stuck with it. Build better tools into these networks to accept the migrants. And of course demonstrate why federated platforms can be a better design.
@cassidyjames what will happen to the elementary community? I'm running a community there, too, with about 2000 users... I'm not willing to move to Facebook...
@dubst3pp4 we have a subreddit and other online communities, so when G+ shuts down, it shuts down. 🤷♂️
I think the hardest part will be the fact that you have to explain what "federated" is in the first place. Keep in mind that the fact that it's more complicated than "register and use immediately" will make it extra hard to convince less tech savvy people to join, just because most don't care about the freedom it offers.
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