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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

quora.com/What-makes-Mastodon-

@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."

@gaditb @wakest @trwnh it’s neither of these things really. I can’t believe someone thought to pose the question like that.

Oh right, “Social Media Manager”. Hmm.

I like the conversations, so keep coming back 🤔

@wakest
on what planet is mastodon "addictive"? fun, definitely, but not *addicting*. lol @ marketers liking people being emotionally dependent on websites

@mayvaneday @wakest I'm emotionally dependent on this website because I love everyone on it

@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 social media analysts will never figure out why people love the taste of federated toast crunch

@wakest I'm going to continue to tell them how boring it is in order to buy us a few more months time

@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.

@wakest
'pinterest marketer'? I've got two words for people like that, and the second one is 'off'

@wakest
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.

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