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Comparing :Twitter: to :Mastodon: 

Pretty much everything I valued at has moved to some extent to . So why do I still visit?

I've come to realize that the main factor is simply scale. The content quality on the pachyderm 🐘 is an order of magnitude better, but also pretty thin when looking at any sufficiently narrow subject.

And, in the other direction, your audience reach is more engaged, but much smaller. (That's actually a feature, not a bug, for me.)

I do NOT feel in touch with the world when on the , compared to the 🐦 . News eventually arrives, but hardly instant.

So a long way to get to asking:

Are most of the shortcomings of just about scale? Can we grow into a more satisfying experience.

Or perhaps, there by dragons?

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Is something inherent lost *whenever* a goes large?

(The advantages are obvious, but perhaps the disadvantages, though hidden, are just as bad.)

At what size does inevitably become corporate in character, despite all intentions?

Should there be deliberate intentional deconstruction into smaller instances at some point, and explicitly planned?

-adjacent issue.

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@Pat Not complaining. Trying to plan ahead.

I am quite happy with the 600 I follow. Also, I am NOT complaining about the new people that have come after me or those that might come in the future.

This issue is not about being overwhelmed, but about the inevitable structural changes that happen with growth.

Sure, I have been here only 5 weeks, but my instance has undergone 160% growth since then, because it is great place. in general has had only 30% growth. I am on an outlier .

How big is too big, and should we be proactive?

Is something inherent lost *whenever* a goes large?

(The advantages are obvious, but perhaps the disadvantages, though hidden, are just as bad.)

At what size does inevitably become corporate in character, despite all intentions?

Should there be deliberate intentional deconstruction into smaller instances at some point, and explicitly planned?

-adjacent issue.

Personally I find 'blocking an instance because they won't block /any/ other instance' big bullshit :nkoFacepalm:

First of all, you don't get to dictate the rules on any others instance to begin with and secondly why should you be bothered by this?

If you block that /any/ instance it's done and you won't see stuff for it anymore but stop shaming others for not making the same decision, that's very childish

"I block you because you won't block them" <-- ignore that bullshit please

Do people who think the Russian war in Ukraine should be ended for "humanitarian" reasons not understand what is happening in Russian-occupied Ukraine? They haven't read about the torture chambers? The mass murders? Deportation of thousands of children?

In occupied Ukraine, an even uglier, bloodier and more terrifying humanitarian crisis is unfolding, much worse than the bomb damage you can swe on television. You want to make that crisis permanent? You want more people to die?

There was a poll back in November 2022, and I'd like to see if anything has shifted in February 2023.

⬅️ Please boost! ➡️

What would you consider yourself on the left/right political scale?

#LeftWing #RightWing #Left #Right #Centrist #Liberal #Conservative #Moderate #Politics #Tory #Labour #SPD #CDU #CSU #Republican #Democratic #Ideology

@freemo

And this one in plain text. 2/2

When Markdown is used (previous toot), the below acct reference is broken.

@_Calista_@calista.masto.host

@freemo

Interesting bug. I am going to send you two DMs. This one in markdown. 1/2

@Calista@calista.masto.host

This account has a website where you can find answers to lots and lots of common questions about Mastodon and the Fediverse:

➡️ fedi.tips

You don't need to wait for me to randomly post something useful. The website has lots of hints, tips and tutorials you can browse right now.

If you can't find the answers you need on the site, ask me and I'll reply! :blob_cat:

Okay, perhaps I should back up a bit. I am working on a project to use unlisted toot/post threads, large clusters of them, as a CMS (content management system).

I am calling it CALISTA (Community Authored Large Integrated Status Thread Array).

Let’s take the example of a Calista blog. There will be a thread containing a set of posts (like a menu) that will lead you to other threads which each perform a function, like “About”, “Archive”, “Recent Posts”, “Tags”, “Staff”, etc.

And each function thread may have levels of complexity too. Essentially we are simulating an actual blog site in a simple way.

The advantage over the website version of a blog is that, because it is totally composed of posts, the Calista blog is instantly shareable, as a whole or individual blogpost. Commenting is trivial, and comments travel with the blogpost wherever it is shared.

Similar projects (a wiki, a forum, weather forecaster, bulletin boards, news aggregator, etc.) are also possible.

stitch”, the bot I described to you, would be needed to make certain attachments in Calista work right. It’s posts will be blank or trivial, but they will show up all throughout the Calista complex, bring visibility and possibly good reputation to botsin.space.

Sorta like having floor tiles (posts) with your brand on it all over a building (Calista). The building is months away from grand opening to the public.

Is the feature that Masto 4 has coming to soon?

@freemo

I ask because I am about to embark on a project that will regularly require I edit existing toots w/o deleting.

What would be the best Linux distro for non tech savvy elderly family members? I can't find any blog post that is not over 5 years old


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