I feel like the thing Twitter isn't getting that Mastodon does is... I don't want to go onto social media to have trial by idea combat. I want to talk about hobbies and technology and share dumb memes and relax. Musk is throwing a tantrum about people leaving because they don't like "free speech", but he doesn't understand what social media is supposed to be or why people like being on it.

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The whole idea of social media as some town square to solve the worlds problems coming from both Musk and Dorsey is completely bizarre. When was the last time we resolved a societal issue or had an actual substantive global debate on Twitter that went well?

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@steveriggins I think somewhere there is actually something broken in his head where he doesn't understand why people are ditching Twitter.

@colincornaby Another factor is they don’t seem to understand how the design of the system influences how it’s used. Dorsey missed so many opportunities to rein in the worst of Twitter and the best aspects of the service were mostly invented by the users themselves.

@colincornaby Goes to show that him and the corporations are out of touch on what social media users truly want, which to be fair, can vary immensely.

@colincornaby@mastodon.technoly If anything twitter has made a lot of things a lot worse.

@colincornaby In Ender's Game, I believe 😜
Are there any official numbers or good estimates of how big this user exodus is?

@colincornaby Twitter isn’t a town square; it’s a shopping mall. And you’re not even the customer, you’re what’s on display.

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