on UX naming in #mastodon, from an old post: John Ellis has kidded that Twitter has become so popular mostly because it is so easy to make new words that start with “tw”: twavatar, tweeple, tweetup, twistory, etc. http://xolotl.org/thought-experiments-for-sakai-keep-it-simple-like-twitter-draw-good-boundaries-like-drupal/
@katebowles @jeroensmeets @ShorterPearson @cogdog @econproph @acroom @clhendricksbc @injenuity @xolotl Very much the same for me; boost-with-quote is very much a much-needed re-mixing/synthesizing function. Love the "knit together" metaphor for this too. Quotes as annotation (and I think we really lost something when we could no longer manually RT and hack together "the mix" and send it on.
@Dan_Blick @jeroensmeets @ShorterPearson @cogdog @econproph @acroom @clhendricksbc @injenuity @xolotl What I miss about boost-with-quote is the ability to knit two things together and point the mix at someone specific. The quoting is really annotating.
I realise that in Twitter this is how I weave between unconnected parts of my network. It's like social introduction.
@xolotl @jeroensmeets @ShorterPearson @katebowles @cogdog @econproph @acroom @clhendricksbc @injenuity Right, no I think Toot (Share, Post, Gesticulate) is a critical (primary) function unto itself. Equally important (to me) tho, in all forms of social media-type platforms, is Amplifying the work/thoughts of others within/throughout my network
if one had to mine a block in a blockchain to toot, that might keep the riffraff out of #mastodon
seems like hosting #mastodon instances is a job for @jimgroom
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