Sure I should just go in the real world but I remember when I could message random people on the internet and make a friend.
Now I don't get that.
To elaborate, I've noticed that browsing facebook and reddit stories, and sometimes even my own rss feed can become alienating and depressing. Then when I come to masto, sometimes I get the same thing.
However it's the only place people usually respond in a genuine way when I bring this subject up, so that's positive.
@nergalur on here, it's all about the mod team. If you trust and like your mods, it much easier to trust and like the people on the instance. There are instances out there (usually some variety of queer) that treat their home tl like a little local chatroom. You just gotta find the places that aren't about one thing (shitposting, anarchy, technology) and find a space that set the intention of community building from the start.
@canary that makes sense. I've been contemplating searching around for a new instance, but finding one is a bit of a challenge.
@nergalur my personal favorites are here, and maybe you'll find something that fits if you go exploring on their public tls:
These folks all blatantly advertise the desire to create healthy and supportive communities, and seem to follow through on the user end.
@canary I'll start with this thanks
@nergalur best of luck friend.
@nergalur I really like @canary answer and will second that you should view it kind of like picking who the hosts of a certain party you keep showing up to are. While it's meant for admins, I think @darius post about how to run a social network helps highlight useful things for users to consider, too. https://runyourown.social/
@canary going through the list and already i'm more intrigued by the convos than single issue instances
What would you like to build?
@yaaps communities, tech, music, a revolution.
Lots of stuff lmao
This Mastodon instance is for people interested in technology. Discussions aren't limited to technology, because tech folks shouldn't be limited to technology either!