@JobDestroyer I responded to that hater on Reddit. I know he's trying to be a dick but I don't mind it. I've never gotten a serious criticism before so I responded in earnest. Thank so much for posting. Wow 200+ upvotes, did not expect that! (I also did a top level post)
There's no reason Mastodon should be fundamentally different from Twitter in content. And at first it seems kind of boring.
But after you poke around a little bit and go down rabbit holes of different servers it's so fascinating. Even if I don't get the point of it all.
I should really get an account on an exotic server, or run my own at some point.
RT @RiotChat@twitter.com: We just cut the first release candidate for Riot 1.0 😄 🎉 Intrepid testers are welcome to give it a go at https://riot.im/staging and help us test! 7pm Friday RCs ftw...
The whole habit of cross-posting from Twitter to Mastodon seems kind of pointless at first glance. Why bother? Why would anyone come here when it's on Twitter anyway?
But I think maybe the approach here is that when you find that one of the accounts you follow on Twitter is crossposting to Mastodon, you should unfollow them on Twitter and follow them here instead. That way we slowly migrate.
Of course if you ever leave Mastodon you lost track of all those follows. :shrug:
Can anyone in Mastodon world tell me:
What exactly is the sense of a separate instance per niche interest? Like mathstodon.xyz for math people, etc? If you have multiple interests, you'll just end up with more accounts to manage. I don't do this for email. And you can follow people across instances anyway.
Federation seems valuable for holding your identity anywhere. Making it portable would improve it.
I mean the whole thing feels really cool but on examination it's incoherent.
Let's not forget that bizarro politics didn't begin in 2016.
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