Some people really, really hate Mastodon and won't touch it with a ten foot pole. I think that's a shame.
@tilton it is a real shame. It really is a great platform.
@tilton I see people being very confused about what instances are. Otherwise they don’t want to deal with no one being here... it’s a shame.
@Brophey @tilton If friends were a little more discoverable it would be nicer, but searching the federasphere is a pain, and often follow lists don't translate when viewing from another instance. There ARE issues with how things work, and they take more work to solve. That leads to people going "eh, not worth it."
@tilton interesting! What are the stated reasons?
@jjwolverine The one I saw most recently was a fear that compromised instances can see and store everything in the fediverse, so it's not safe. I'm not sure how realistic that is.
@trysdyn @tilton oh i see. Right, it's not fully transitive like that. But it is true that any given instance can mis-handle any data that any of its users can see. I don't doubt that many of these instances are badly administered--- security holes, lack of backups, etc. But frankly for now I trust the incompetence of the fedeverse over the malevolence of the big social networks so... >.>
@tilton i think it's a different beast from the birdsite (not a replacement) and that's a *good* thing
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