OK, it looks like I'm now mathstodon.xyz/@csk. I'll see if I can consider that my "home" -- I don't think anybody will miss me here. Follow me there, maybe I'll accidentally say something interesting.

@ColinTheMathmo @ColinTheMathmo You're obviously running two identities right here; are they divergent? Is one a clone of the other?

@ColinTheMathmo @ColinTheMathmo That's fair, though I'm also unused to the idea that my identity is partly wrapped up in the instance to which I ally myself. My twitter account is just "me" in the generic sense, with further refinement coming from the heterogeneous topics and individuals I happen to follow. Not necessarily bad, just different.

@ColinTheMathmo @ColinTheMathmo Yes, that would be the obvious place to move to. It just seems like a source of upheaval, in an unprecedented way relative to other, centralized social media services. If I did it every two weeks (and told people to follow me at my new home), I imagine I'd lose all my friends. If I do it once, maybe it's not too bad.

@ColinTheMathmo Thanks for the blog post about Mastodon. My local instance is definitely not for me (it's mostly Japanese). Should I abandon it for another? If so, is there a reasonable protocol for "migrating"? I'd like to make Mastodon work for me, but haven't gotten much out of it yet.

@braidn I believe it's mostly Japanese, not Chinese (i.e., hiragana?). But yes, I believe I'm having the same experience as you -- my federated timeline is 99% unreadable.

mastodon.cloud

Generalistic and moderated instance.