I’ve set up an account on Mastodon for posting new articles and (very rarely) other newsworthy tidbits. You can access it at https://oldbytes.space/@DigiAntiquarian. For the time being at least, this will exist in addition to rather than instead of my Twitter feed. I’ll only delete the latter if things go completely off the rails on Twitter. Like a lot of people, I’m in wait-and-see mode right now, but it never hurts to be prepared, right?
I’m new to Mastodon and still struggling just a bit to wrap my head around it, so do let me know if I’ve done anything horribly wrong.
November 4, 2022 at 4:59 pm
“Twitter Going Off the Rails” might be an article you write in 30 years about computing in 2022.
November 4, 2022 at 9:28 pm
Mastodon’s a weird service, I’ve had one for a long time but never used it because apparently your server needs to link to other servers in order to be able to follow people. Kind of difficult to figure out if you’re doing something wrong.
November 5, 2022 at 8:33 am
You don’t need to link explicitly to other servers — you just follow people who are _on_ different servers. For example, having seen that the Digital Antiquarian is @DigiAntiquarian@oldbytes.space I go to my own Mastodon service (which happens to be sauropods.win) and paste that @name@server into the search box. Up he comes, and I follow him, despite his being on a different service from me.
November 5, 2022 at 4:39 pm
Ah yes the twitter safespace has been violated. You don”t want to be subject to wrongthink eh? That’s enough of your American politics. Goodbye.
November 11, 2022 at 7:31 pm
Yup, isn’t it hilarious how people now go apeshit because left-wing propaganda, fake news and hate speech (especially against white men and heterosexuals) isn’t allowed anymore on Twitter?
I thought the guy here was a reasonable person, turns out he’s just another troon. Sad.
November 11, 2022 at 11:34 pm
People don’t dislike you because you’re white. They dislike you because you’re a horrible human being.
November 25, 2022 at 3:52 pm
You won’t be missed, Terry.
November 5, 2022 at 6:26 pm
(at the comment above me, not the post. didn’t want to reply directly)
November 7, 2022 at 5:55 pm
Same. Poor Terry, he’s gonna miss a lot of good articles about old videogames.
November 15, 2022 at 9:55 am
In fairness, not wanting to be surrounded by nazis screaming racial slurs DOES sound more sinister when you call it “wrongthink.”
November 10, 2022 at 4:34 pm
I like Mastodon but I do not think it’s ever taking off despite the billionaire’s antics.
November 10, 2022 at 5:57 pm
The barrier to entry is probably too high for the average user. I’m pretty far from the average user, and the barrier is too high for me. (But then I was never the target audience for Twitter, either. The thing that it does is not generally a thing that I feel a need for.)