A village not a city
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.
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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).