I made a list but couldn't figure out how to add anyone. Then I found this guide but the UX is so bad I don't think it's worth the effort to use lists yet.
Enjoying what I see on Mastodon right now. Feels like the internet from 10+ years ago. Micro.blog felt like that too for a bit. Communities have a way of degrading over time as they grow & age, some faster than others.
Not sure where I'm going with this and don't want to be too negative. I guess we should all just enjoy it while we can. Maybe it will be ok? Maybe it won't grow too much but find a sweet spot. Maybe fragmentation & alternatives are exactly what is needed?
The mastodon stages:
1: getting used to the interface
2: discovering that most people are just people, engaged in everyday adventures, big & small
3: the allure of the notification sound
4: a gradual getting used to the fact that not everything is about US politics, and that it's okay to filter it out on a macro level
5: a quiet moment when you think "there can still be poetry in this world"
6: some sort of reconciliation with the quantum magic that is the federated timeline
One thing that feels refreshing about Mastodon: I had forgotten what Twitter felt like before everyone had adopted this sort of detached, condescending, ironic persona. I never thought I’d be one to argue against irony or snark, but when you’re bombarded day in and day out by people dunking each other it can start to really affect your outlook.
The "Follow all friends on Mastodon" button is working again now in the bridge stuff: https://bridge.joinmastodon.org/
If for some reason you need to construct your own pangram (a sentence containing all the letters in an alphabet—you know, "the quick brown fox…") this is immensely helpful: https://pangram.me/en
new users please click here!
btw, for people new to Mastodon, because it bears repeating - CW = content warning. To use it, click "CW" under a post you're making, and enter a label for the post.
common CWs/content warnings are for things like US politics, death, mental health (or mh), which is noted by positive (+) or negative (-), anything that people may not want to necessarily see as they're scrolling by. let people choose what to interact with, because you don't want certain content either.