I really want off of Twitter but Mastodon is so scary and intimidating!
@steven_ovadia Oh. Why?
@z428 The UI is tough as is finding people. And the whole decentralized concept. I'm guessing I can interact with people on different servers but I wasn't sure!
@steven_ovadia Yes you can. 😉 Basically, to some point it's just about getting used to. Give it a few days ... 😉
@steven_ovadia Finding people - yes, that's a bit more difficult and something I'm also not completely happy about it. Decentralization comes at a price too...
@z428 I'm committing!
@K_REY_C thanks! Tusky also seems like a more manageable way to handle things here. It already reminds me of early Twitter, though (in a good way!)
@steven_ovadia Agreed. Mastodon mostly feels like a warm hug after what much of the other platforms have turned into. It's not perfect--what is?--but it's manageable and fun. Lots of FLOSS people on here too.
@K_REY_C it's much nicer for now. actual conversations rather than pithy rejoinders
@steven_ovadia intimidating? Interesting. Why so?
@lightweight just trying to find people to follow. The fact that it's tough to search. different people on different instances but showing up in the same timeline. it's a lot to process!
@steven_ovadia yup, there's a bit of a cognitive burden associated with decentralised networks... the price of freedom :)
@lightweight also the price of civility! I've had more nicer conversations today than I have in the past 4 years on twitter
@steven_ovadia well, that's a pretty good recommendation! Pleased to hear it.
@steven_ovadia but it's worth it, and you'll get used to it :)
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