@rich_harris surely it's to be celebrated? The answer to Twitter's toxicity?
@Satchpiglet i hope so! not every network can survive this kind of influx (of people with subtly different expectations) — existing norms can be swept away if enough new people aren't familiar with them, and replaced with new ones. like white people gentrifying brooklyn (i'm one of those, too. ugh, i'm the worst)
@rich_harris well, I guess we'll see. The hordes are coming and I should know, I'm one of them.
@rich_harris yeah, they must be seeing lots of "hello world" and introductions filling up the local timelines but also a lot of references to Twitter being worse or better.
When I see the "Lets make this the new better Twitter" etc. I feel like saying that this is someone else's party that us newbies have just crashed and that we can't just demand it goes how we would like it to.
@bright_moon yeah, and it's particularly interesting given the dynamics of federation, which will be truly fascinating to watch unfold
@rich_harris interesting and fascinating? definitely!
@rich_harris I'm told it's Mastodonians
@anthony bit of a mouthful but i like it
@rich_harris couldn't they just retreat to a exclusive 'early adopter' instance that isn't federated and live out their life of exclusivity? Or are you just saying they want to be clear they liked the band before it was mainstream, emo/hipster style?
@oneoffsuit the second one! they just have my sympathy, is all
@rich_harris that's me at the bottom there.
@rich_harris Why do you think so many people have joined recently?
@DivineOmega because of Sarah
@rich_harris long in the toot maybe :)
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