Follow

For randos on the fediverse you might follow, but don't really know well, whats a comfortable post volume of public/listed toots before you consider unfollowing?

Curious how people feel about this since we don't have "the algorithm" filtering/limiting things for us.

Other feedback welcome. I'm also curious how many people use lists to see everything from a small group while letting home feeds overflow, or other strategies used.

Boosts good if you think this is worth discussing?

· · Web · 2 · 7 · 0

@unlofl I don't really have a system. Some people hardly post and another posts like 100 times a day or more.

@gudenau Yeah, it seems like one of the basic conflicts is between "important low volume accounts" and "I want more memes and cat pictures on demand." I think this affects every social media platform, and none of them have a really good solution.

On mastodon, I'm not sure if using lists, or multiple accounts is a better solution. Kind of wish there was a UI that listed accounts, with # of toots in X timespan/unread next to it, to spot quieter people you did intend to listen to.

@gudenau Yeah... I kinda like it as a metric, but whole new can of worms, and it wouldn't fit the main "timeline UX" anyway. I definitely don't want to be "marking toots as read" or using it on a per-toot basis at all.

@unlofl a big issue is for me are boosts. Some ppl I start to follow are very interesting, and they post to an acceptable level, the ruin it by boosting 100 things a day I don't care for.

Too much uspol also gets me hovering over that unfollow button

@category For uspol specifically, is that something where you like it CWed, or just want it out of your feed completely?

I've debated setting up an alt for that. I mostly come to mastodon for not-terrible things, but occasionally seeing the fedi's take on politics also helps me feel a little more sane and I appreciate the ridiculous/surreal humor sometimes.

@unlofl CW'd is usually okay. As a non-American, a lot of it is just of no interest to me, and related news is so prolific I feel more than informed already!

@category As an American... you looking for a roommate? Cats like me, but I'm a vim user?

@unlofl my cat loves everyone, but youd be required to switch to Emacs. But I'd allow you to setup vim keybinds, as I am a gracious landlord

Sign in to participate in the conversation
Mastodon for Tech Folks

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!