Trying to promote Mastodon, and taking some inspiration from mainstream social media.
A lot of companies / businesses / people have something like
"find us on Facebook, then the Fb Logo we need something similar on here.
So rather than having Find us on Mastodon, perhaps we should use Locate is on Mastodon. followed by that users fed id
@email@example.com type thing.
We need to be similar but not the same if that makes sense.
So what do you expect from laymen? No wonder they can’t turn their heads around it.
Perhaps it should go more like this:
I.e., instead of Mastodon, Pleroma, Friendica, Peertube, etc. which are all confusing, there should be a single brand plastered over all of them with a single name, single brand, single logo. Something like this - you get the idea I hope.
You effectively get a whole new conceptual world dumped on you. Too much friction.
But then again: it’s a filter too. You get to speak mostly to people who passed the test 🙂 . Not that they are somehow nicer bunch, but at certain level there are some commonalities in personalities, I suppose.
@zleap How can you be serious about something you don’t even understand?
For me it was exactly the thrill of meeting something I did not understand at the first sight what made me go on. Maybe that’s the filter: it passes people who are attracted by “weird” and “not-easily comprehensible”. But my initial confusion was real.
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