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Xkeeper

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Posted on 01-09-18 09:04:29 AM Link | Quote
Mastodon is a decentralized social media network thing that's basically Twitter Minus Nazis. It's a lot smaller (and more personal), searching only really finds hashtags, and it's generally a much smaller community. Sort of like this place, really.

I have an account on an instance at @xkeeper@icosahedron.website, but you can sign up pretty much anywhere and still talk to people. The first link up there has a list of instances you can join, or I guess I could try suggesting some if you're interested in trying it out
Nicole

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Posted on 01-09-18 09:10:27 AM Link | Quote
I also use Mastodon! I run a tiny instance at catgirl.solutions, and by tiny I mean it's basically just me

Mastodon is starting to hit the state for me where there's enough people I follow on it that it's worth staying on, so I definitely encourage people to check it out if they use twitter and are (like most people I see on it) unhappy with the direction it's going.
BatElite
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Posted on 01-09-18 10:29:27 AM Link | Quote
I never bothered much with social media until late last year, so I skipped Twitter entirely. By then pretty much everyone agreed that any suitable description for that place includes "fire" and/or "shit".

I'm over at @BatElite@computerfairi.es. I chose there simply because one other place had registrations closed and another had problems with theirs. If it matters any, one thing the person(s) running the instance does is filter out instances that are being unpleasant.

I've been considerably more active there than here (not very), for one because a lot of stuff I feel like posting (bad to terrible jokes) seem to me to be below this place.

I just wish for now that there was a way to make a reply not show up in the timelines of people not mentioned, without resorting to DMs. I don't mind people reading this stuff, I just don't want to spam their timelines with semi-private conversation.
devin

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Posted on 01-09-18 10:35:30 AM (last edited by devin at 01-09-18 11:49:14 AM) Link | Quote
I'm revenant@mastodon.social. I've been there since last November or so, before a lot of the currently popular alternate instances existed, but I've also just not felt like moving over to a different one at this point (such as the aforementioned computerfairi.es, which is run by a friend of mine!)

Anyway, I still don't usually post on there as much as I do on Twitter, but it sure feels a hell of a lot nicer to do so. You're welcome to follow me if you enjoy extremely bad posts.
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Posted on 01-09-18 10:54:40 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by BatElite
I just wish for now that there was a way to make a reply not show up in the timelines of people not mentioned, without resorting to DMs. I don't mind people reading this stuff, I just don't want to spam their timelines with semi-private conversation.

Conversations like that only show up in the columns of people who are following both of you; and if you don't want even that, then just using DMs seems to be the best solution
rakiru
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Posted on 01-09-18 11:15:46 AM Link | Quote
Since I just joined here from a link on mastodon, this seems as good a thread as any to make my first post in.

I'm DeltaWitch@witches.town. I've basically stopped using twitter since signing up, except occasionally directly checking the feeds of one or two people I care about. Also, it turns out, the whole "In case you missed it"/non-chronological timeline twitter has now is actually useful - it means you can check it for like a minute every week or two and not feel like you've really missed anything. Not quite what they were going for, I'm sure, but hey, I'll take it.
Tiden

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Posted on 01-09-18 11:48:01 AM Link | Quote
I'm a pretty active catte over on tiden@awoo.space. Much more active than hellbird, really.
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Posted on 01-09-18 11:49:16 AM Link | Quote
I'm zeether@icosahedron.website
Xkeeper

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Posted on 01-09-18 12:42:32 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by rakiru
Also, it turns out, the whole "In case you missed it"/non-chronological timeline twitter has now is actually useful - it means you can check it for like a minute every week or two and not feel like you've really missed anything. Not quite what they were going for, I'm sure, but hey, I'll take it.


That's what it seems like it would be useful, but it always appeared for me even if I was using the account recently, and it would even show things I'd already liked or replied to (and therefore didn't miss). I think it also might make things a little iffy since you might very well miss things and just assume that the algorithms would show you everything.
rakiru
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Posted on 01-09-18 12:49:16 PM Link | Quote
Yeah, when I was still actively using twitter, it was awful. It'd very quickly become 25+% repeated content, and just get worse the further down I scrolled. But, I felt a need to keep going anyway, because there was still the occasional thing I hadn't seen. It was enough to turn me off from really using it, but it's a nice summary now that I don't try to keep up with everything.
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Posted on 01-09-18 12:59:17 PM Link | Quote
Tweetdeck (or really any third-party client) helps that problem immensely because you avoid all the bullshit Twitter does.

But the real problem is that it's easy to follow someone, and follow someone else, and so on, until your timeline(s) are nothing but noise, where it's impossible to find updates by certain people because they're drowned out by everyone else.
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Posted on 01-09-18 04:55:17 PM Link | Quote
My Twitter account is basically abandoned because I don't really use it for anything, maybe I should try out Mastodon soon. I'm not sure exactly what server/community I would fit best though, I might end up a bit lost in the beginning.
Tarale
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Posted on 01-09-18 05:12:10 PM Link | Quote
I… have an account. I've just realised I've forgotten the details. I enjoyed it, but I had no friends, and the friends I had were on other instances and it wasn't working right at the time, and I kind of stopped using it.

I might have to try to dig up my details again.
Nin★Collin

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Posted on 01-09-18 05:17:58 PM Link | Quote
I made a Mastodon account at some point but never even logged in. I might get around to giving it a swing at some point, assuming I can remember.
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Posted on 01-09-18 08:44:13 PM (last edited by dotUser at 01-09-18 08:44:43 PM) Link | Quote
I am obviously on Mastodon during 99% of my waking hours.

Because such is the life of an admin.

I'm the co-admin at icosahedron.website.

We keep turning signups off because halcy panics when we get like, ten consecutive signups of people who never change their account details.

We have a lot of weird, dead accounts. Probably squatters, really. I think current mastodon permits invite though, so I mean. If anyone needs one of those sent? I can probably do that.
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Posted on 01-09-18 08:53:23 PM Link | Quote
i've had a mastodon account for at least thirteen months now

used it for like three of them, when it was new and exciting
Dorito
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Posted on 01-09-18 10:19:21 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by BatElite
computerfairi.es

oh sweet

this rad person from the giant bomb discord runs computerfairies

shoutouts to rad people
Xkeeper

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Posted on 01-10-18 03:01:17 AM Link | Quote
I still think Mastodon is interesting, if not new and exciting. It's a nicer place than Twitter at least, and a refreshing change from my firehose of a feed with 1000 follows

I really wish we had a better way of showing off art and writing and works in general that wasn't Twitter (or Tumblr or dA) for that matter, because a lot of people do a lot of cool things and I miss out on them all the time
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Posted on 01-10-18 03:08:01 AM Link | Quote
I run my own instance at @KS@is.a.qute.dog.

I've also done minor contributions to Mastodon and glitch.social's fork of it, as well as add in several special things on my server because I can
Tarale
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Posted on 01-10-18 03:50:12 AM (last edited by Tarale at 01-10-18 03:53:40 AM) Link | Quote
Oh oh oh oh I saved some shit in my password manager thank you, past me.

I'm tarale@social.tchncs.de

now I need to remember how to do the thingy

EDIT: it's not sending me my 2FA details.
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