Or rather… the people on the Fediverse is just amazing 😉
A few years ago I created an account on mastodon.social, I eventually learned what the decentralization is about and migrated to the smaller (yet still big enough) instance mastodon.technology
A month ago I created my own Mastodon instance at ricard.social (more on how and why here) 😁
In the beginning, I was not so much engaged on Mastodon or Fediverse in general, I was missing people from Twitter and my timeline wasn’t too interesting. Still I always had the tab pinned on my browser, next to Tweetdeck.
Now after I stopped using Twitter (I had 2 accounts, both of them have now a pinned tweet saying I’m no longer using the account and that I’m on the Fediverse) I’m enjoying it a lot 😊 The thing is, I’m having such great interactions with people not from Twitter. Yes, I’m following some of the accounts I used to do on Twitter but I’ve found lots of new and interesting people. I’ve muted lots of words for politics, and the whole twitter-drama. My feed looks clean. I’ve created curated lists for tech (web development) and a custom Home list with even more curation. I have pinned a column for other hashtags which gives me a fresh view on other topics from time to time. The experience has been just great.
The culture at the Fediverse is just different from Twitter. It’s hard to explain if you haven’t experienced both. On Twitter, I could go on posting stuff and barely get any feedback. On the Fediverse it’s just great. People will boost (re-tweet) your posts and will simply engage with you 💜
I’ve reached out to people directly on the Fediverse they gladly helped out with the issues I had (mostly about web development) 🧑💻
I don’t want to repeat what other bloggers have done already and list all the pros, cons, or how we might lose this fediverse culture… I just want the experience I’ve had so far to continue, promote more decentralization and just be nice to each other.
Have a great day 🤗