Well I think using Mastodon is a failure for me.
I used it for 2 months as a way to share some interesting things or thoughts, and discover the same from others.
It appears though things which are interesting are not frequent, and when they are, deserve more than 500 characters associated with them.
In the end, Mastodon truly is microblogging, but the utility of microblogging seems very niche, and not for me.
Back to the drawing board.
Additionally microblogging either amplifies trivial matters or minimizes non-trivial matters.
A proper article gives justice to all topics.
Mastodon then becomes just a federated discussion / comments platform, and should be less about creating content on.
@indirection There is an inherent limitation to microblogging as a communication platform. It lends itself well to real-time commentary with asynchronous consumption.
This is a bit of a semantic impedance mismatch: The speaker is speaking off-the-cuff, but the reader is reading what appears to be a formal declaration. It creates the appearance of the possibility for thoughtful communications without possessing the characteristics to actually make it so.
This is a brand new server run by the main developers of the project as a spin-off of mastodon.social It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!