@zachflower i agree. I have only been casually using Mastodon for about a week, and the characterization you detail is perfect: more "mingling in a crowded room."
@fuzzhead @zachflower I love the "shouting into the void" analogy. I have been on Twitter for more than 10 years, and though I have managed to obtain some moderate following over the years, I rarely get into discussions of any kind. Mostly getting those empty favs or RTs.
Only a week on Mastodon, and it feels totally different. Perhaps, due to the size of the instance, but people are actually talking to each other.
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