i refuse to actually ever post an introduction. instead, i will simply appear in your life one day, and act like i've always been a part of it, and you won't question it
Random thought that crossed my mind: every project NEEDS a document somewhere explaining the design decisions that were made along its development.
Instead of having people constantly ask, "why is everything a certain way?", you can point to your reasoning for why.
It also helps you figure out your *own* reasoning, and makes it easier to question or challenge the assumptions that might not be optimal.
I've been through this kinda rigmarole before when I tried using diaspora*, and the end result was that I completely abandoned it because I wasn't getting any meaningful interactions out of it compared to Twitter. Which was a shame, because I really liked diaspora*.
The problem, of course, is that you will inevitably gravitate to whichever platform nets you more interaction. And crossposts really don't engender organic engagement. They feel robotic and distant, largely because they're just that
ugh i really hope crossposters don't slowly choke mastodon like they did to diaspora*
if you're just crossposting everything you tweet on birdsite then what even is the point of making a mastodon account? that's glorified spam at worst, and a recipe for abandonment.
I wish I had the financial status to be angry instead of terrified.
if anyone is wondering what my display name means
1) i'm a huge fan of circa survive, and that's how they used to sign their newsletter emails
2) i have an infinite capacity for loving y'all and want to share as much love as possible
oh hey, all y'all coming in from the facebook badness: the reason facebook is bad is because capitalism, in case that wasn't clear.
"We have never had 'Ford only' freeways or 'Verizon only' phones. Why should we accept 'Facebook only' instant messaging or 'Skype only' video chat?" https://www.sfchronicle.com/opinion/openforum/article/A-simple-way-users-can-curb-the-tech-industry-s-12219004.php
this seems to be my least controversial post to date
MASTODON: The Mastodon New User Jortacular Is In Full Swing! All The Mastorati Are Out Tonight And Dressed To The Elevens! See Photos At The Article [click here]
do not disturb the C O L O R S they are dreaming thank you
It's not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, and to make your happiness a priority. It's necessary. ~ Mandy Hale
All the mistakes I made made me the person I am.
If I could turn the clock back, I wouldn't.
(also i want full data portability, and outside of, again, hubzilla's "nomadic identity", no one network even comes close to this)