MY MASTODON THREAD
So @dredmorbius mentioned Mastodon the social network this morning, which reminded me... I think I had known about twitter for at least three, maybe four years before I first decided to make an account... I currently have six personal Twitter accounts, and I've managed a handful of brand accounts over the years, some solo and some as part of a team...
I'm not too sure I want to try Mastodon at this point; not yet, anyways... I mean Diaspora never really took off...
But eh. Mastodon's here/there. It's Open Source and it's federated. Give it a run if you like. Or not...
Some Mastodon articles I've collected:
Sarah Jeong for Vice / MOTHERBOARD : “I quit Twitter to join a kinder, nicer, decentralized open source version of Twitter.”
Jack Morse for Mashable : “Bye, Twitter. All the cool kids are migrating to Mastodon.”
Lance Ulanov for Mashable : “Don't get too attached: Twitter 'rival' Mastodon will go extinct”
Sam Waldie at Github : “A Guide to Mastodon for Non-Programmers”
Hackernoon blog at Medium “Mastodon is Dead In the Water”
Qina Liu at Medium : "What I wish I knew before joining Mastodon"
Robek World : “What is GNU Social and is Mastodon a ‘Twitter Clone’?” currently my most recommended read
Ello peeps also on Mastodon (that I've known of so far at this moment):
If any of you wish to not be on this “semi-public” list, do let me know and I'll hide you from this list, thanks hehe
And yes! Yes, it is definitely early-days excitement right now. Let us not get our hopes too far up. I myself am trying not to, at least.