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?
@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 Mastodon.social 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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