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.


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Remember, remember, the Eternal September.

So I'll shout out to the and that ... this is something you really want to be thinking about.

(And yes, if there's a discussion, and I'm aware of though haven't yet signed up for the mailing list, I'll join that.)

Old-school OSocial admins have likely been around the block a few times, though I'll caution /them/ that this isn't the scale they're used to.

And there's a body of research and specialists now with literature.

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Follow-up: /while I was writing/ this Tootstorm, an onboarding wizard showed up. Which is really excellent response 😄

I'm not sure we're done here, but that's absolutely movement in the right direction.

Thanks,

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