I'm thinking about taking down this Mastodon instance. The platform is really impressive. Some of the best open software I've seen. And it would be fun if we had more friends involved. But the kind of communicating we are doing now could probably be done just as well on something like Signal. It's not a big burden in terms of time or $. Just an extra thing to check. Do we want or need it?
part of me is like "no no no!" because i've still been thinking about reaching out to folks to try to inspire a mass migration. but i've also felt overwhelmed with a bunch of stuff so i haven't done it yet. also i wonder about scope. like try for 20 people? or 200? then i get stuck. i understand if you feel done with it, though. i go back and forth all the time about whether or not i want to interface with social media in my life, so....
yeah, in order to get more people to use it, we'd have to get more people to use it!! sort of all at once. not quite all at once -- but sort of. people don't want to toot into a vacuum. but that means being ready to take on hundreds or thousands of new users. people don't want to join unless they think they can convince their friends to join, and their friends, and their friends...
An instance of the Mastodon social network. Hosted by Nathan.