I have moved to weirder.earth, in an effort to take mastodon more seriously as a way to find community, positivity and growth.
Feel free to follow me here: https://weirder.earth/@pootz
Thanks for the responses y'all :)
@canary going through the list and already i'm more intrigued by the convos than single issue instances
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.
@canary that makes sense. I've been contemplating searching around for a new instance, but finding one is a bit of a challenge.
@ScottMortimer even in the federated feed I have a hard time finding engaging communities. Maybe I just need to follow the right people or maybe the feed format just doesn't really help you build relationships without other tools to facilitate that.
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.
I feel like the tech instances are cool but I don't have much sense of community and the political instances are cool because people "get it" but often mildly insufferable, because I get it you know how to read political books
My main question is how do I find a healthy, motivating community to be a part of?
None of the online spaces other than facebook are places where I even feel like having conversations means anything or will go anywhere so when I do post it's just depressive pessimistic shit
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!