in my case, mastodon’s just been waiting in the wings
It’s not news (certainly to anybody who’s on Twitter, anyway) now, but for any less social-media-active or headline-attuned reader finding this, I’ll note that Elon Musk’s having expensively secured rights to wave big-daddy phallus over all twitterdom and have an ultimate liberal-order-culture-wars moment all to himself has pushed a lot of more-left-identifying users of the platform to seek alternative social media venues. I’m not leaving Twitter; intention at present is to keep both long-standing nobody-important accounts active and public. I’m certainly inclined, though, to regard this mass-flight development as on the whole a good one. Further with these thoughts in a longer post at some point, maybe.
I joined Mastodon via the social.coop instance several years ago when it was still a pretty new project and I was very new to cooperatives. I found it all a bit off-putting, I confess. (There being only a ‘dark mode,’ something since addressed, meant my eyes could only take the site for short periods, for one thing.) I stopped using the account, but over the last couple of years I’ve thought often of trying to find time to get reacquainted. Well, now’s the occasion to actually do it. I’m @firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re looking.