Still can’t get to grips with this. It’s a Tweetdeck clone and… what? Is its selling point just that there are fewer people here?

Mastodon is a good technical achievement, but that’s not enough. Some thoughts on a path to success. Open for discussion.
medium.com/@stopsatgreen/masto

@stopsatgreen I have consulted some people who were target of Twitter abuse to compile a list of features that Mastodon needs to be better than Twitter in this regard. Now, I haven't implemented all of it yet, but the project's only in its 3rd month pretty much xd

Other than being decentralised (and therefore, not by The Man), does mastodon.social address any of the weaknesses of Twitter? Is it, for example, built from the ground up to combat abuse? If not, without even the tools that Twitter provides it could be even more prone to abuse.

My first post. This could go down in posterity. Better make it a good one.

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