About 1/4 of all the accounts I follow on Twitter are now over here, and a lot of the ones that aren't here are official/corporate accounts (who cares) or inactive accounts. Already starting to feel like the fun, goofy, creative stuff I come online to see is largely here.
@anildash The breadth of Mastodon uptake this time is quite amazing - feels very different from previous migrations. Lots of the accounts I follow are already over here, too…it feels much more significant…
@anildash It feels like it hit a critical mass over the weekend of people moving to the point that Twitter is kind of devoid of interesting things (even goofy stuff) and is just pure drama. It's nice here.
@anildash I reckon it's getting better every day. So much more peaceful, as well. Hope it stays that way.
@anildash I like the change of pace here. Rather than looking at people broadcasting and being loud because of algorithm, we see people leaving meaningful replies and boosts here.
@anildash just listened to your chat with John Gruber on his pod. It's fantastic.
I didn't even follow u on birdsite, I found u here. 😁
@anildash i've got about 20% it seems. i've picked up another 1% or so every day via debirdify for the last week but that trailed off a bit this morning.
@anildash I’m still trying to build out my follow list so I can try to get my dopamine hit. It’s not quite the same here.
@anildash agreed, the only thing I’m missing right now is the official accounts of news agencies since I used Twitter like a newspaper, but I suppose I could just read a newspaper
@anildash all to the good, but then discoverability (beyond pre-existing follows) becomes the real challenge. Finding the good stuff you mention (as well as listening in on smart thoughtful conversations) seems hard at the moment.
@anildash It’s getting there. Trick will be to see if people stick or not. If Twitter goes south I should think they will.
That isn’t true. We are certainly learning a lot. But the blocking is limited to a tiny percentage of servers.
Also, I’d love you to see Parker’s more recent statements, which make clear she was temporarily suspended for repeatedly insulting one of our mods, who also happens to be trans.
Lots of misinfo about this entire incident here. I am trying to address.
So to be clear, is posting transphobic trash like Pesca's NYT article against your server's terms? His two week suspension seems be be about his interaction with Parker and not the underlying transphobia of what he posted.
If those kinds of articles from "journalists" are welcome in the server, defederation is the right call. You can't both-sides human rights.
@anildash Exactly two of the visual artists I follow are now over here. Apart from that, it seems like at least half the accounts I care about have at least created a Mastodon account. But so many visual artists I follow have explicitly said "I don't think Mastodon can do for me what Twitter has done." And I'm not sure I agree but I definitely understand why they're hesitant.
@anildash ok yay, so did all those weird fun Prince fans follow you over here, too? i’m still trying to figure this all out, but glad i found ya again :)
@anildash it's so funny to find myself following persons I unfollowed almost a decade ago
Like you for instance! No idea why I did, perhaps Twitter did it for me (unlikely though).
Anyway, yes indeed
@anildash For me it was about 10% but I suspect a lot of the accounts I follow on the birdsite are no longer active
@anildash I've laughed out loud here 3x in the past 10 minutes which hasn't happened at Twitter in... a while. It feels good.
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