i think honestly the biggest barrier to using mastodon is the lack of people i know. which.. yeah. it's something. but it seems like the largest groups out this far are a. the people who feel utterly betrayed by social media, b. gnus, c. straight-up ambulatory human waste

it should also be said though, that i still think it's a really neat group of servers and systems. I like it, even with the previously stated condition. what a nice cluster of software.

@rjmb I find signing up on the smaller instances and checking the local timelines pretty useful! Nice people hang out there, and you can follow them!

@antifuchs a good strategy, one Eugen promotes! i've been too busy playing with this instance, like a man building his own house and ignoring the neighborhood.

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