Now that Twitter is owned by someone who is clearly not a fit and proper person to be running a social media company, I’ve been thinking about what to do.
The most common alternative I’ve seen mentioned is Mastodon, where I already had a dormant account, so this week I thought I’d try a whole day there instead of on Twitter.
The last time I’d tried Mastodon was in 2017 and, well, I didn’t have high hopes. This time was a completely different experience.
Partly that was luck- back in 2017 I had picked a server run by James Smith and it’s still going strong, so there was already a community and people I recognised, and I didn’t have to think about where to create an account.
I think it was also partly the kind of people I follow on Twitter- a lot of them had recently created Mastodon accounts I could find and follow. Although it was also great to find people I haven’t seen on Twitter before, having some familiar faces was nice.
Overall it really did remind me of when I first joined Twitter. Back then I tried to keep the number of people I followed to a nice manageable 80… which I appear to have reached already on Mastodon! Oh well!
I’ll definitely be back for another Mastodon Monday so please say hi if you’re trying it out as well!
Time to revive SLorpedo and get it Tooting? https://jtlog.wordpress.com/2008/03/08/slorpedo-tweets/
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Now there’s a blast from the past!