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Si Jobling @si@mastodon.social

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TIL about MaaStodon: "Mastodon instance hosting for everyone, from 3€/month" maastodon.net/

Very cool!

Which instances are you on? I need some ideas.

Are people cross-posting to Twitter whilst trying to improve awareness? I'd like to make this my primary point of entry but conscious of engagement.

Getting some hashtags in my profile description to aid discovery of like-minded people. Is this a thing or are there better ways?

Time to champion Mastodon to the masses yet again. Say hello if you're new.

tootdon.club

@jessepayne, found any cool people on here yet?

Seeing as Mastodon allows for niche communities, is there an appetite for a web-based instance?

Just been talking about Mastodon on with Simon Hamp. Worthy of a milestone "toot".

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The ability to self-host Mastodon instances combined with the new proliferation of city-based TLDs enables "local microblogging", eg. Mastodon.boston. I wonder if it would catch on...

With Twitter’s endless contentious decisions of late (certain megalomaniacs such as Trump and Weinsten to name a few), isn’t it about time we invest a bit more effort into alternatives like Mastodon? It obviously needs press/celebrity buy-in but I expect an exodus is around the corner.

This seriously needs some sort of an app for convenience - that's how Twitter rolled out to the masses so well with endless integrations and third party solutions.

I've noticed a few more users have joined and I like @sil's gentle reminders but it still feels like another app.net. This needs some serious USP and UX love to draw people away from the all-powerful Twitter.

Is this the next big thing? Just in case, I've secured my two-letter username in preparation. Not sure 500 characters is too much though - it could get quite tedious.