That NYT article about the Twitter bots makes me hope even harder for Mastodon to succeed.
@gregpak But people actually like engagement and virality. All the commercial social networks have stopped presenting posts in chronological order and optimize for stickiness instead. Even though people complain the retention numbers don't lie. People spend more time on sites that optimize engagement.
@gregpak I think ultimately people don't mind letting platforms decide their consumption habits as long as they are entertained. I used to think it was more sinister but now that I use Twitter and Mastodon I can see why people prefer Twitter even with all the boots and hate groups.
Follow friends and discover new ones. Publish anything you want: links, pictures, text, video. This server is run by the main developers of the Mastodon project. Everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!