Weʼre at a turning point in the history of social media. Facebook has been hemorrhaging users the last six months, and Instagram will be soon (see article below).

More mainstream users, including institutional users and brands, are looking for alternatives. To what extent do we want the Fediverse to provide those alternatives?

For myself, I would like to see this remain a place for people being people.


There are several “brands” I follow on Mastodon — open-source software projects, mostly. And while I wish those groups the best, I think I might make a conscious decision to unfollow them here and get my information about them through other means.


@monkeyborg what are your options for other means?

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