I think people like this service because there's little to no news on it. No constant stream of reminders of the global state of things.
@snwh there is news, tech news, but no politics. Yeah I got what you meant though, just wanted to generate traffic 😁
@snwh Well, that could change. But it's not the twitterverse where you've got the news channels broadcasting their drivel. I don't expect this to be "mainstream" ever. And I consider that a good thing.
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