"I can't convince my friends to come to #mastodon because it is too complicated to set up!"
2 different issues. We don't need something at the scale of Facebook. Mastodon and federation work because it is people coming together in instances that connect to other communities, think neighborhoods to cities to provinces. It took a long time to build these nations, give Masto time to create more shared interest instances.
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I am particularly fond of seeing accounts that tried the fediverse out in the past but then went silent come back.
I enjoy seeing new users, too, but seeing someone come back to give the 'verse another try feels like a bigger win, like there's something so compelling here that it lingers in peoples' subconscious or something.
So, if you were here, left, and now lurk, don't be afraid to chime in once in a while - I'm glad you're here, and I know I'm not alone.
Finding new people to follow is hard for newbies on any platform. I'm hoping that #Trunk can help. What I need is people volunteering to be on lists so newbies can follow a bunch of people right away. Please reply to this post if you agree to be on a list. Feel free to suggest new lists that I haven't thought of. (Living in my own filter bubble, I know!) Please boost!
Also looking for more lists. 😃
I want to complain. I want to be angry because those things annoying me are things I do. At the same time, witnessing my mother try to impress everyone, avoid new things, and isolate herself is educational for me.
Mastodon is a piece of software, not a network. The federated network itself still needs a good brand so we can talk about it without saying all the things that make it up, or using the names of the underlying protocols.
The Decemberists are on stage singing we all die young.
When I removed Twitter from my phone, I put a meditation app (Oak) in its place on my home screen.
Now, every time I tap the app out of habit, I do a breathing exercise instead of read shitty news.
So glad I've never had to rely on substances tho have a good time. Thus I've never needed to have anything but myself to fit in. Or not.
#intro #introduction #introductions
I'm Chris. I podcast, write, and enjoy interacting with my fellow humans in the Fediverse. I'm a former graphic designer motion graphic creator and video editor working on my #mentalhealth. I blog about my challenges, craft art, occasionally write articles, and think you're rad. Let's toot!
Hi! I'm Ben; I live in the San Francisco Bay Area. I co-founded two open source social publishing platforms (Elgg and Known), and have spent my career supporting a more democratic, inclusive web. I've been an engineer, startup founder, CTO, CEO, and investor.
I'm a third culture kid, have a British accent, and am way more into Doctor Who than you'd expect. ❤️ social justice, outsider art, adventures, and ice cream.
Of all the possibilities for new TLD extensions maybe dot apathy would be a good choice? I mean it doesn't really matter to me. I don't care. I don't even know why I brought it up.
Writer, video editor and motion graphics are things that pay me. Podcasting, art, & conversations with creators fuel me.
This page describes the mastodon.social instance - wondering what Mastodon is? Check out joinmastodon.org instead! In essence, Mastodon is a decentralized, open source social network. This is just one part of the network, run by the main developers of the project It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!
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