It has come to my attention that Mastodon, and/or OSocial, and/or the Fediverse, are no longer what they once were. They're being flooded by Normals. Or People who Don't Speak my Language. または私のアルファベットを使用しない人。

It's becoming like ... birdland.

Or worse: Facebook.

So, here's a thought for you: Facebook was once literally Harvard.

And whatever you think of FB or Harvard, it most certainly isn't any more. Which is a thought you might want to keep in mind. Because change.


Or on the train, or in the car next to you, in line at a cafe.

Unless you can get them to actually /talk/ to you -- something we often don't do in public spaces. But do on the Internet.

And it turns out that direct mind-to-mind connections can be ... problematic.

(They can also be wonderful, and I've already met some really incredible people via Mastodon.)

I'm coming to think that a part of this is that there are limits to how much humanity we can handle. Or, again, scale matters.


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