To follow Jeph Jacques, who also isn't active any longer, I had to type firstname.lastname@example.org to get it to show in search. So, If I used an external search tool to look up a person and then typed it in, it works, but I can't reliably just type in a name and find someone, at least not yet.
I know Chelsea Manning is on here somewhere, I think she's probably actually active, but gosh if I have no idea how to find her and follow her.
Calvin keeps saying "upstream" and if that refers to the flagship node(s) as far as I can tell, they aren't really upstream, they just happen to be big and being peered with that node doesn't exactly do anything for us for content on smaller nodes. (And, xychelsea is not on that specific node anyway.)
here it is, more directly: https://twitter.com/gravislizard/status/879758601186758656
about halfway through the thread he basically describes "what if we pay one or two people with powerful servers to run a really big instance" but the other thing he says a bunch of times is that mastodon's interface is bad, which is pretty much true. It is nowhere near as quick and easy to use as twitter.
its workiiiiing!!!~ https://social.mecanis.me/media/WHx_KJo269r-gbfyXyE
Case in point: had a twitter account for years, never bothered to change the avatar and haven't made 100 tweets yet. That last one might change since I set up cross-posting yesterday.
oh gosh heck it. you can not boost a toot with some more information added? I do this on twitter all the time D:
I know that xychelsea is on mastodon, it looks like she posts pretty similar stuff on both. I don't know about Zoe Quinn, but those kinds of people tend to be able (or they use tools to do it) to manage multiple platforms more easily.
To display my own social exhaustion, I am also not on facebook at all.