Modest proposal for Mastodon newcomers 

You came here to leave behind algorithmic feeds, advertisement and annoying overruling billionaires. But, probably, you won't immediately delete all your corporate social media accounts. It's not easy, I get it.

The good news is that being active in different social media could mean experimenting with different social media behaviors. If corporate social media are spammy and attention-grabbing, why not using them only for the spammy and attention-grabbing posts, for the relentless self-promotion that many of us are sort of required to do for work?

Let's leave the eyeball-accumulation mindset to birdsite (that's what we call Twitter here), facebook and instagram. Free from that burden, we can make this a space of authentic exchange, not one where everyone shouts at one another while nobody is listening.

Modest proposal for Mastodon newcomers 

@entreprecariat you know what? Yes. But. Here’s a thought: so many of these messages, of pretty much the same stripe. Do they do what they are meant to? I think I have read around 8 today alone. As an ex-birdsite peep, I get it. Oddly enough, as a motorcyclist, I get it too, when we all talk about cagers, and I get it amongst my farming friends when we talk about city folk, and I know what it is. It’s all good, we’ll all work out just fine, trust me. Much love…

Modest proposal for Mastodon newcomers 

@spm2008 not sure I get what messages are you referring to! :unwanted_thinking:

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Modest proposal for Mastodon newcomers 

@entreprecariat oh :-) not from you, just a few floating around the ether. Generally see them on the federated timeline. :blobhappy:

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