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Confession:

Even if Elon doesn't end up buying Tw*tter I am staying here.

I love it here. It feels like home. I have found a family 💚

@Em0nM4stodon i mean, jack dorsey is into cryptocurrency, so even without musk, twitter is still run by a massive tosspot

@Em0nM4stodon same but it is not about personal well-being, if he buys it, it can have consequences that are cruel, especially for USians

@Em0nM4stodon Didn't know you also were on mastodon! ✨ it sure does feel like home here.

@Em0nM4stodon Mastodon just has a different vibe and community, worth giving it a good go!

@david Agreed! It is quite delightful so far. I wish I had moved here earlier! 🥰🐘

@Em0nM4stodon Moving here after the big social media platforms has been like moving to a small countryside village after having lived in one of those small flats in Hong Kong where nobody knows you live there.

@Em0nM4stodon
Please do. Many of us are talking about important things that tend to get lost in the planetary waste water that Twitter has (largely) become.

@Em0nM4stodon Now that I’m on here for the second time, I realize this doesn’t feel like social media to me. And that’s a beautiful thing.

@Em0nM4stodon Yeah; I decided not to wait to see what happens with the sale and just went ahead and closed my Twitter account today. I was tired of it anyway, and it'll still be centralized and vulnerable to this sort of thing whether he buys it or not in the end

@Em0nM4stodon I mostly used the event as an excuse to try out other platforms rather than making a full jump right away, but the community around here's so much nicer I've largely stopped using Twitter anyway

@Em0nM4stodon Same. Twitter is a cesspool regardless of who owns it. The clout chasing is poison.

@Em0nM4stodon I'm apparently in a weird centrist place of being on both. Then again I am bad at community. I just feel safer here. Although on a more surface level I keep seeing all the #caitvi #timebomb #lightcannon and #jayvik content on twitter and I'm like hmmmmm. For some reason I just don't want to leave twitter. :P

@Em0nM4stodon@mastodon.technology I will be staying here as well. I'm still on twitter till September though but after that point i don't care, never going back to visit again.

@logan @Em0nM4stodon i only have a twitter account to look at porn people link me to

@root@moth.zone @Em0nM4stodon@mastodon.technology I have a twitter account because i HAD a Facebook account and twitter was better than Facebook and at the time i wasn't aware of this current option.

but now i am so ya
😺

@Em0nM4stodon I love it here too! Not just because people are much more thoughtful towards each other and are so much nicer but also because I don't want to stick with a huge place that felt like a monopoly before I realised that Masto exists. I was even looking for Twitter alternatives but hadn't found it.

@Giagia Same. I even recently tried to go back to IRC but that didn't go well. At. All. Haha 😅

@Em0nM4stodon It's amazing to see all the various reasons people have left there to come over here over the years, and the one reason everyone stays.

@Em0nM4stodon Got booted off Twitter after only using it for 3 months or so. Never signed up until April 2020 and then booted for no apparent reason because they never explain do they? Not going back either.

@Em0nM4stodon Although my Twitter was highly curated (170k blocked accounts) and thus quite a pleasant place, I have had more fruitful and inspiring engagements in the weeks here than I have had in years on Twitter. Feels more like the kind of communities that was on G+ than the endless doomscrolling of Twitter.
But I'll keep some Lists for News/Updates over there because I haven't found all those sources here.

@Em0nM4stodon same, tbh
I've been avoiding twitter and it feels better this way

I haven’t yet found a lot of reasons to get back on a regular basis. What’s your approach on finding stuff you like/are interested in @Em0nM4stodon?

@secupriv That's an excellent question! I was wondering about that too recently and posted the toot linked below. Some people suggested using and , which I thought was a great idea! I also check regularly: mastodon.technology/@Em0nM4sto

Thanks @Em0nM4stodon, so #til the MO is #tagsearching, which makes sense of course. I’ll give it a go.

@Em0nM4stodon yeah I moved here bc of that (bc that's when ppl started frantically posting alternatives) but I just like it better here now

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