Q: "What makes Mastodon the new Twitter so incredibly immersive and addictive?"
A: the lack of social media managers thinking its the new hot place to dump their spam
@wakest "Q: What makes Mastodon so addictive?"
"A: If you find yourself addicted to Mastodon, please file a bug report so we can add features to counteract this."
on what planet is mastodon "addictive"? fun, definitely, but not *addicting*. lol @ marketers liking people being emotionally dependent on websites
@ben I was going more for dark patterns/the website being purposely hardcoded to make the user dependent on its functions, but that's perfectly valid too
@wakest (It wasn't active cus nobody liked you)
@wakest I'm going to continue to tell them how boring it is in order to buy us a few more months time
@wakest what the fuck is a social media manager
@wakest "Pinterest Marketer" 🤮
@wakest 100% agree
@wakest kind of agree here too. though i wonder whether it's a lasting "feature"
@wakest I would say that if Mastodon (or the fediverse) keeps growing and engage more people, it's just a matter of time before marketers see it as a potential platform.
'pinterest marketer'? I've got two words for people like that, and the second one is 'off'
lets hope Mastodon does not use the same mind manipulation design tricks big tech uses.
I really like its decentral nature. it means it cannot be targetted by the deep state, as Gab has now figured out.
@wakest Not Big On Pinterest is a good tag line
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