The thing to remember is that at some point in recent past nobody knew what e-mail was and people had to learn about. And before that personal computers were new and folks had to learn how to use them.

Not everything can be reduced to what you already know! Mastodon requires a tiny bit of extra knowledge because it differs from other social media platforms.

@Gargron whenever people use the argument that mastodon is somehow "too complicated" I like to encourage them to do a web search for "how to use facebook." there's like a gazillion tutorials, videos, online classes, training seminars, etc. the alternatives aren't inherently less complicated—it's just that tech folks have come to accept the way they work as the "default" and so that complication is invisible to them.

@aparrish @Gargron The saving grace for me is that there is enough time on Mastodon to explore how to use it, while on Facebook you have to reorganise your life so you can use it. Facebook is simple to use not because its simple, but because we've gotten used to its non-intuitive design.

Exploring Mastodon is like exploring a new world. Sure, its complex, but why rush through it?

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