Some of you still check Twitter and it shows
@Louisa but I tweet angry things about capitalism from behind an anonymous identity, where else could I do that
@SkirkLee cut the cord!!
@SkirkLee ok wait apparently not... @firstname.lastname@example.org
@Louisa it's my favorite place to tell facebook to shut the fuck up
@Louisa All my friends are on Twitter. I don't really have a choice. If I abandon Twitter, I abandon all social interaction.
@linuxfiend that's what I did, and I made new friends here
Yeah, it's a terrible place, but OTOH I don't think it's any more ethical to use our horrible local paper for local news (like any of those things are still locally owned). Plus, every site sucks at dealing w/spammers and trolls. So it's bad to read the comments regardless of where you are. :/
@xenophora @Louisa @linuxfiend this is very "everything sucks so might as well not make an attempt to change it. Welp. " to me. Which is,,,fine, I guess, but ties into the Guardian article I just boosted but also discourages people from walking away from things and working to create better communities like Masto.
Is Masto perfect? Not by a longshot
Is Masto significantly better than Twitter for lots of us? Unequivocal yes
Well, I don't have an account there anymore. So the bulk of my creative energy is here and on ipernity.
I can't do anything about the people who opted not to come along from there (or diqus, or Medium, or tumblr... all of which I've also dumped). It's their decision, ultimately. (Same with the smaller news services.) It'd be nice but you can't make them.
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