Ultimately Mastodon's killer feature is that it's a public good that someone built because they thought it needed to exist and not a startup someone built because they wanted to get rich quick selling other people's data.

The real value add of Mastodon is giving everyone an excuse to finally put something on all the weird domains they've been squatting

Another observation about the fediverse: it's way better than the birdsite at distracting me from doing anything productive. :ok_hand:

Oh no, the wife has figured out how to use Spotify on the Amazon Echo. Now she has messed up my Discover Weekly playlist with cheesy 80s pop :sob:

Mastodon looks very interesting, like the longer posts. Federation is an interesting idea and love what @Gargron is doing.

Hopefully it doesn't turn out like twitter, miss the early days of it. Rarely login these days and really hoping Mastodon is a useful as twitter used to be.

OK, who is going to be the first person to create the Rosetta Stone that allows you to authorize the tool with your Twitter Account, and find all the matching Mastadon accounts of your Twitter followers? mastodon.xyz/media/EjEG9dfyq_U

With , do we finally have an Twitter alternate that might actually get a bit of "critical mass"?

Mastodon doesn't even have to be nearly as big as to be a success... + certainly was useful for some time for many people (tech community), even though not many were actively using it.

(As of today, there are a bunch of my favorite people from Twitter on Mastodon already, with more joining every hour or two. This is promising.)

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