Mastodon Thoughts Worth Reading

by jeckman on January 17, 2023

Paul Stamatiou’s Thoughts on Twitter, Mastodon, and owning your data says many of the things I’ve been thinking but unable to articulate as I start stumbling into the Fediverse and the Indie Web. So much is focused on how one publishes (posting here, federating there, syndicating there) and not on the reader experience: how do I discover new users, interesting content, and folks I might know from other communities?

Self-hosting (using this WordPress instance as an ActivityPub publisher) also changes that reader experience, in that ultimately it makes discovery more difficult – it’s easy to push content out to anyone listening but harder to interact meaningfully.

Ultimately he mentions going back to an RSS reader – guess that’s likely my own next step as well.

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