there is non-mastodon activitypub social media and it would be cool if there were more, but let's not kid ourselves about the numbers
additional context to the previous toot
@grafo @mcc I don't know how it works well enough, but it suspect that any usable implementation of this feature would be hard to do without a lot of extra load from a increase in federated data transfer
also, fwiw, public lists that others can share and add you to without your consent *are* used on twitter to facilitate abuse of vulnerable people and groups
@aeva sounds even more confusing- does everybody get to choose their own admins, and you have to live with other people's choices?
@parataxis @mcc @maya @darius right so if you want to only have one account, and your main interests are spread out across multiple instances, you have to pick one local timeline and be a quasi outsider to the others AND annoy everyone on the instance when you post about other stuff too often. or you make multiple accounts which is a pain.
The problem is your Mastodon account is in itself like a Twitter or like a blog— an archive of posts and a persistent identity. But the community features seem to suggest you're treating it more like an IRC handle, and constantly logging off of one IRC server to log on to another.
It doesn't make much sense to delete your blog when you switch IRC servers…!
@mcc @maya @darius https://a.gup.pe sort of hacks this group functionality (follow a group account, and it autoboosts any posts that @ it). The most recent Mastodon blog post briefly mentions groups as an upcoming feature, too! https://blog.joinmastodon.org/2022/04/twitter-buyout-puts-mastodon-into-spotlight/
@bradysflungtablet Twitter suggested follows worked really really well for me when I was on there, so I don't regard that as an upside 🤷
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