Well this has been a strangely exciting and anxiety inducing week. After 15 years (I joined in 2007) and 150000 tweets (I know, right?) I’m finally off Twitter. All my posts are deleted (though as you can see below there’s about 2000 tweets I’m ‘forbidden’ from deleting???) and I’m now on Mastodon instead. The growth there has been incredible! Thanks to Kris Nova I found a home within a day or so. Hachyderm.io is one of what Mastodon calls ‘servers’ or ‘instances’, it’s easier to think of them as communities.
Each instance will have different standards and moderation, what level of disruptive users they tolerate etc…I think that’s the best thing, the scariest thing and the most off-putting thing all at the same time. It IS different to Twitter; where it was exploited workers at a massive corporate entity who moderated content (and you had no idea WHO made the decision). Now it’s people…scary, analogue, failable people…So, find your community!
Sites like Fedi Tips have some fantastic information about how to get the best from Mastodon.
ANYWAY…if you want to follow me on Mastodon I’m @email@example.com