I post a comment or question on...
birbsite: eerie silence, then a marketing bot follows me.
fediverse: fourfteen badillion replies that are all well thought out and interesting and oh god now I have to reply and I'm in seven conversations halp oops I made new friends
@andyAstruc I have some ok conversations on there but if I talk too much some people will frown at me and say it's the "wrong venue for a discussion". But won't suggest a "right" one. Except email, but that feels scary and claustrophobic, like a boss pulling you into a closed door office.
@dragonluvr89 @andyAstruc on birdsite, I mean! All the Mastodon instances seem to be much more of a big rolling party (though idk really, I'm on mastodon.social and I only see the others from the federated timeline; and the GNU Social instances maybe have different cultures)
I follow birdsite journalists who do thread essays and I like it but I know many other users don't. Just different expectations.