@weltsnake if only this app could show local and global timelines... I'm afraid new users will find it hard to connect to people without it
@weltsnake @luciledt I think local and federated timelines would’ve been quite confusing to users coming from Twitter. I’ve seen a lot of confusion around “choosing a server” already. Imagine adding timelines to that.
It makes sense to have those timelines for users who know their way around Mastodon, but it may be just a tad too much to take in at first for new comers.
@luciledt @ilyess I agree with that but only in the case of super big instances. But for smaller instances, the local timeline is like their home. I remember that was the case for me in the beginning. Then once I found many people to follow I usually just stayed in my home tl but I still visit the local tl and sooometimes the federated one.
Reflecting on what I just wrote I think it would have been difficult to implement the local timeline into the app but only for instances…>
And here's where we see the benefit of an "official" Mastodon client. Yeah, it kind of sucks that people may not realize other options exist, but for the new users who hear about Mastodon and want to try it, the first thing they do is go to the app store and look for an official client, assuming that anything else is a scammy, fake rip off.
Hopefully once people are here we can help teach about how this whole wonderful, anarchic (multiarchnic?) system works...
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