A problem with mastodon is it's hard to find interesting people to follow.
https://bridge.joinmastodon.org/ times out.
Looking at random hashtags fails also. So it fails in the network kickstarting effect.
The firehose is too random.
There is no popular toots list.
I don't know of any crossposting apps to help kickstart stuff?
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