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A village not a city

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Prompted by a question from Brad Frost, I described the difference between Mastodon and Twitter as being Like moving to the country after living in a city.

I've been off Twitter (mostly) for a while now and I'm definitely feeling the benefits; not that I was ever in the thick of the madness - casual observer is more my style.

Like physically moving to the countryside, there's less hustle and bustle; more signal and less noise.

The smaller community feels more, well, communal. Like with a city, I can imagine there are lovely people in every corner of Twitter but with so many people, they're harder to find.

I feel more empowered to chip in and engage with people on Mastodon and I'm less terrified that I'll get Reply-Guy'd or abused - which is nice.



In almost all cases, the comments section is a vile cesspool of Reply Guys, racists, and bots.

I don't want to have to deal with that kind of hell so I don't have a comments section.

If you want to continue the conversation, you can always hit me up on CalcKey (which is not a vile cesspool of Reply Guys, racists, and bots).