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I think I saw @bhtooefr and @calvin use the term "exodus" a few times and I think I discovered what it meant. It wasn't about a mass migration to mastodon, but a migration to a new, similar-but-unrelated-and-incompatible platform?

@coryw @bhtooefr I think it's the general zeitgeist in that section of twitter - of which some people want to take advantage of this new situation; and some (read: us) are promoting Mastodon instead.

@calvin @bhtooefr *cliks reply all* there's a specific person trying to build an actual thing.

Granted, the whole "omg jack follows bad people" - is that even new or did someone just comb through his follow list in detail?

@coryw @bhtooefr I think boofer would fill you in on that. It's just one of many things that causes that section of Twitter to express dissatisfaction - the question is, will they actually move over to /something/?

@calvin @bhtooefr well like, I know gravis isn't moving, for a few different reasons, chief among them being essentially the perception that masto's a weird internet libertarian fever dream and that the different technical features may or may not "do anything" -- whether the new feeling (and, I feel that the "feeling" of twitter not caring is newer) will change that, IDK. I of course can't find the thread because twitter search is awful.

@bhtooefr @calvin
The argument appears to be less about himself and more about the everyone else on twitter he sees and interacts with

@coryw @calvin Ultimately I feel like he doesn't /want/ to understand Mastodon, reading through that thread, and he explicitly doesn't want to understand federation, even though there's not much to understand - from an end user perspective, it works kinda like e-mail, but better. However, if the userbase actually did migrate? He probably would end up migrating.

@bhtooefr @calvin

Perhaps that's the point to be made. Gravis doesn't want to be part of the FOSS circlejerk. He wants to go where the people are.

@coryw @calvin But from my perspective, this doesn't feel like a FOSS circlejerk, where something inferior is used because it's FOSS.

It feels like a well thought-out system in most respects (the biggest issues IMO, being on a well-federated server, are with the firehose that is the federated timeline and language filtering of it IMO, but Twitter would be far worse if it had such a "master timeline"), that just needs a critical mass of userbase.

@bhtooefr @calvin

There appears to be reasonably good control of the master feed on the user's perspective. (for example, show only, say, English and German toots), but I'm betting many people will elect not to show it at all.

@coryw @bhtooefr Keep in mind Mastodon has server with their own bubbles - there's the art mastodon, the turbo-SHT mastodon, racing mastodon, etc. - trying to see these circles can be a bit tricky, but IIRC I know the upstream wants to make it better.

stenoweb\coryw @coryw

@calvin @bhtooefr
I mean, we literally built TECT STENOWEB\ mastodon with an about page that literally says it's for sharepoint lovers, so there's that.

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