@mahabali I think you've named something important for me. But it's incomplete on its own. It's a more open backchannel, if that makes sense. I still turn to Twitter to hear from the more complex world, engage with not-overlapping circles, expect surprise.
The gloomy look must mean something to someone.
I think the federation potential (like with #Fedwiki) is enormous. so for example if we wanted to do research ABOUT Mastodon, we could potentially self-host an instance of Mastodon and converse there, but how would that be different from, say, Slack? (It could be private if you don't publicize it).
@katebowles @Tdorey @mahabali @sundilu sorry for chiming in! the power of a tool lies in the intention of the user, right? Once people have a real idea of what to do with #mastodon then it's all about the possibility the platform offer for reinterpretation. Being open sourced maybe we soon will see specialized spin offs for specific topics: edu, design, dev...
@mahabali @xLontrax @Tdorey @katebowles @sundilu interesting discussion; I'm just interjecting a fact: there's a single developer working on a mastodon app for iOS and Android, can't remember his name though. And I'm personally working on an alternate webapp, with some other design choices than this web interface @Gargron have built :)
DM is a bit hard because the underlying federation protocol doesn't support it, so it would either be local only or a new standard is required.
@zatnosk @mahabali @xLontrax @Tdorey @katebowles @sundilu @Gargron single developer here ;-) funny you should mention working on an alternate webapp -- now that I'm looking more closely at how the differrent 'toots' are connected, the idea to leave the standard Tweetdeck columns gets more and more logical.
I read the discussions I'm mentioned in, by clicking on the notification. Would like to take this a step further in the interface, as almost every conversation I find is a good read.
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