MSX mastodon?

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By shalafi

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06-11-2022, 11:21

Given the current mass exodus from Twitter to mastodon, and the fact that the system is meant to be a networks of small communities, each with a shared interest, I was wondering if it is worth having a home for MSX fans. After all, picking the right server, and one that is not overcrowded is a challenge at the moment.

I have looked into the setting up an instance, and I think a 50$/month VM could handle the load of all active MSX community, so with 50 people donating 1$ a month, we could have this up and running.

Thoughts? Is there real interest or do I live in a bubble where all the people I follow are migrating?

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By tfh

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06-11-2022, 12:09

Last reports I've seen, mastodon got 200.000 new subscribers. With over 200 million active daily Twitter users, we're talking about 0,1%...
And I wouldn't be surprised if most of them are just having a look and those accounts end up dead. A bit like what happened with WhatsApp & Telegram.
I for one wouldn't be interested in a mastodon account, let alone an MSX dedicated server.

By gdx

Enlighted (6003)

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06-11-2022, 12:46

I too have put Twitter in oblivion, but I didn't think of going to mastodon.

By santiontanon

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06-11-2022, 12:58

Is people actually leaving Twitter? All I have seen is people "tweeting about leaving twitter" and then staying around to see what do people respond. And a few days later, they continue with their regular tweeting Wink

By syn

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06-11-2022, 13:58

ppl are overreacting imo

By meits

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06-11-2022, 14:50

Same happened with Whatsapp when some sensitive privacy changes were announced. Everybody fled to Signal and Telegram... Or did they?

By wolf_

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06-11-2022, 15:06

Years ago, when Facebook would be using your personal photos for their own ads/marketing, I saw many FB-friends leave the place. Yet, when I look them up, they all have a FB-account again. The name of this phenomenon? People often have a fear of missing out.

So, yes, lots of people may be booing because Musk bought Twitter, vastly reducing the political agendas that were there. But in the end: it's all statements for being statements, and eventually no-one cares. We live in a virtual world of flashy statements without backbone, and all we experience are just the statements.

The moral of the story: don't put your whole life on social media, keep things mild and pointless, keep a distance so that no serious issue can directly hit you in the face.

By klimchuk

Supporter (13)

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06-11-2022, 15:23

@wolf_ it depends, I closed my FB/Instagram/Telegram accounts and switched to Twitter. Recently got banned on Twitter for hate speech towards russian war criminals. I have no social network account right now. And you know what? I feel much better now.

By tfh

Prophet (3277)

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06-11-2022, 15:28

klimchuk wrote:

@wolf_ it depends, I closed my FB/Instagram/Telegram accounts and switched to Twitter. Recently got banned on Twitter for hate speech towards russian war criminals. I have no social network account right now. And you know what? I feel much better now.

Yep... That does sound familiar. I closed my personal FB accout ages ago, and I only use FB/Twitter for my website. Not using "social" media and actually socialize with people makes life a lot more enjoyable. I only make an exception for LinkedIn as I use it for my job. But also no personal stuff there...

By ro

Scribe (4865)

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06-11-2022, 15:33

fomo is real, and visible every day. Think for yourself, to start with. I have a facebook account to get in touch with peeps like Wolf and other MSX users around the world. Although I hate messenger, it serves my needs. Twitter and wat nut.. I don't.

So, no, I'm not "in" for Mastodon (besides the band, which I dig totally), nor any other bullshit "social" media money making thingy out there. I don't have the fomo decease. I only SMED sometimes... oh, wait, that's another story.

By meits

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06-11-2022, 16:06

I left facebook and I never had any regret. While I used that platform I ran a plugin called FB Purity in which I setup to hide everything that was not an original post. So no forwards and no likes and no shares and no pics of cats/kids/food. Turned out the ~100 "friends" I had had nothing much to say. Never missed it. Never been on twitter, not going to. Same goes for mastodon. I don't think social media has brought the world anything good.

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