Mastodon: The first week

So, I’ve been on Mastodon for a week today, so is it a replacement for Twitter?

In short, yes. Definitely. Especially after a lot of the mutuals from Twitter have also made the migration and made it their home too.

Over the past week I’ve “tooted” over 200 times. I’ve not been that active on Twitter for years, as the bird site has slowly and inexorably descended into a sea of bots, hate and ads.

Thankfully there is none of that on Mastodon. Any hate speech quickly gets nixed by people who have a vested interest in keeping their communities and instances clear of it.

Using it feels a lot freer, because you’re not worried about getting dog-piled by some randomer with thousands or millions of followers.

The biggest things are a lack of algorithm shovelling “content” into your feed that you didn’t ask for, and the fact that quote retweets don’t exist.

Retweets exist in the form of a Boost function, but as with the like button on posts, this is more limited in effect due to the lack of the problematic algorithm.

If you’ve still not made the jump yet, or if you’re still trying to get your head around how it all works, feel free to give me a shout, either in the comments or over on my Mastodon:

While a lot of Warcraft folk I spoke to on Twitter have created accounts, there are some who have yet to make the move, particularly artists, who still have to make the jump, and the likes of the official Wow account still haven’t crossed over, but that will probably just be a matter of time.

Hopefully cya there!