It's not my first attempt, but for the first time in years I'm having another crack at joining #diaspora
@electricwitch I think the main issue is you'll probably only really use the "acquaintances" circle to follow randoms on the internet.
Getting friends and family off Facebook and onto it is tricky because it has a learning curve. eg. learning that hashtags are actually useful and which pod to join.
I don't think you get much more from it than you do on Mastodon tbh. The posts are a bit longer, but there's a lot fewer people.
Is it worth it? I saw only foreign posts, a racist account and no easy way to participate or view conversations aside from purely following tags. I assume I didn't use it to full advantage, but it just felt too clunky and even forced as a UX. Mastodon is far superior.