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2nd time I'm wondering if should set up Wire account here as the cool kids are moving.

But I like the non-commercial ethos of Mastodon (so far) and also it would mean another channel to monitor and maintain. Too many already.

@teller They're different things, aren't they?

Wire is your direct messaging tool, á la WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger, but secure and valueing your privacy.

Mastodon is your fun soapbox where you get news, ideas and random entertainment from, like Twitter, but without the hatespeech.

@brunoscheele Yeah, I meant more like a brand account here to share feature updates, answer questions. Indeed Wire itself is for non-public conversations.

@teller I like how I misunderstood and was explaining Wire to someone that actually works on it :joy:

At some point those weird aggregrator services will catch on and allow you to crosspost to Mastodon as well. Look forward to seeing some Wire stuff then.

@teller I agree with you on both points. I, too, have been wondering about whether setting up an account for the nonprofit I work for would be a way to help people learn of our work and engage with us. But, I do like the "individual" ethos here right now, and, as you said, too many other channels right now. Still, it's something I will keep monitoring. There may be a point where that makes sense.

@danyork @teller One interesting possibility is setting up (for example) a mastodon.wire.com instance. That way it's clear what toots are official. And you don't have to worry about maybe violating some other instance's rules about advertising. Makes ads less intrusive, more opt-in.

@NfNitLoop @danyork We're trying to keep our core thing the core thing and not host and maintain non-core services ourselves. Good example of this is opting to use Medium for our blog and release notes.

@teller @danyork yeah. Not so much recommending that Wire do that as brainstorming on non-intrusive ways to use Mastodon for commercial purposes in general.

@danyork @teller I would suggest you set them up and monitor for occasions where you can help by answering a question. It's always a good way to communicate, helping others. NOT to announce blog posts, new releases or events, unless asked. /opinion

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