Finally finished my two blog posts on why I’m weaning myself away from Twitter in favour of Mastodon:

What’s wrong with Twitter?

What is Mastodon and why should I use it?

@laura Very interesting blogs. If I may suggest a third one? A short and crystal clear plan for non technical users of Twitter to migrate. They don't have a clue how Mastodon works. And they don't care. They just want an easy login and then something that works like Twitter. Comparing Mastodon to Twitter for them is like comparing Linux to Windows. That may be the pitfall for Mastodon.


@RJanse59 hmm. I wrote that post for the kind of folks who follow me, mostly in the tech industry. I see the value in writing a basics one, but I’m not sure I’m the person to do it! I think the pitfall is the big decision of which instance to choose, because it’s a big decision to make right now, and beyond that Mastodon isn’t *wildly* different from Twitter from the perspective of a person using it.

@laura I think you're right about the choosing of an instance. I have read several articles that were meant to explain Mastodon to 'average users', but I think most of them fail. They are not simple enough. The reason that has grown so huge is simply because people can grasp the idea of a simple address and use that. Sadly I can't write that article either, because I'm not a native English writer and I am not skilled enough in the whole Mastodon thing.

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