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Twitter has users. Mainstream (Silicon Valley) tech and drug dealers are the only two groups to use that term to describe people. And they're both obsessed with manufacturing addiction and exploiting those people. Calling people users is a form of othering.

Let's do better.

Mastodon doesn't have users. Mastodon has people. Call them members if you must. But not users.

Twitter, Facebook, and Google have users. We have people.

CC @Gargron

Dr. Edward Morbius ⭕ @dredmorbius

@aral @Gargron Ello speaks of Creators. I like that.

@dredmorbius @aral @Gargron Yeah, Ello is cool but Mastodon goes a step further. It has no central authority that controls it.

@onreact @aral @Gargron Rather frustratingly, Ello also doesn't have any means to contribute much-needed fixes / features to the project.

* Markdown support.
* Comment / edit - eating.
* Search. My. Fucking. Gods. Search.