I don't even expect it to be to Twitter what Google+ was to Facebook (which was not much in the scheme of things, but was also not nothing.)
Mocking people who are willing to at least try isn't constructive. We do need to be realistic about our expectations, but right now what matters most is exploring other options. What I hope happens is that using Mastodon and encouraging others to do the same at least will get the idea out there that we should be doing things like this.
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