I'm thinking about using Twitter for real again, but primarily to interact with the Twitter 'Gaeltacht'. Am I a horrible person? o_O
(And to elaborate more - the idea is not just to engage with the Irish-speaking community but help by being another number on a service I know is evaluated to determine a minority language's importance which can do a number of good things for the language if the numbers are up.)
@calvin might be a good idea. i'm a member of a celtic languages discord group now, could follow a similar model and make it a celtic languages masto instance?
the prob though in terms of language advocacy is that twitter is the target a lot of analysts use to determine language use
@mairin No. There have always been positive uses of twitter (for me, mostly, it's a great way to aggregate news information from people rather than feeds or sites). I trust the people I follow to point me at interesting things I might otherwise miss. They're much better than machine learning and AI :)
That said, what if you started up a Gaeltacht instance of Mastodon (mastodon.ie is already taken!). That might do more (because someone like me would be motivated to learn and join).