What do you do when you want to use Mastodon and there are so many people who only use Twitter? Mirror posts to both, I guess? We are slaves to the social media choices of others.

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I've desperately been trying to use "alternative" social media sites but it's so difficult when the userbase is so much smaller, since most people aren't willing to switch

@cdaddr honest answer: I'm not really attached to interactions on any services, so for the few Twitter accounts that I want to keep up with, I add them to an RSS reader (selfoss). It's maybe not a great solution for everyone, admittedly.

I probably don't keep up with people in general as well as I should because I don't like to use FB/Twitter/Discord/etc, but at the same time, I don't personally feel like I'm missing out on much...

@shoeberto Hmm I never thought of RSSing twitter feeds. I largely consume on Twitter rather than produce, but there are a lot of artists I follow.

@cdaddr yeah I mostly like a few popular political accounts, and I find I like the RSS reader approach better - there's so much less cruft so it feels more focused. I also don't feel like my every interaction with the page is feeding into a marketing algorithm, so there's that too.

who is on twitter that you want to come here. we can gang up on them

@rubah All the artists I follow, game devs, local friends. They outnumber the people I know on Mastodon by orders of magnitude.

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