I’m curious what people are landing on for social media. I have almost zero traction on Twitter (sorry, X :P) these days, and get way more interaction on Mastodon. I’ve never found my footing on Bluesky or Threads. So what’s your favorite and why?
I have 100 percent landed on Mastodon since leaving Xitter. I haven’t tried any of the others, but I already had a barely used Mastodon account and have found the community there to be awesome. Also, that’s where I can continue to give TapBots some Tweetbot love using Ivory.
I haven’t looked back.
I am liking Mastodon, using the Mona app.
I am giving lemmy.one a try.
Never heard of Bluesky.
Ignoring Threads, on purpose.
I didn’t delete my Twitter account or anything, and I check it once in a while for DMs and mentions, but holy shit, scrolling my home feed is a mess of stuff I absolutely do not care about and did not subscribe to see.
I haven’t deleted my Twitter account either, I’m on Mastodon, Threads and BlueSky and I like Mastodon best of all three of them.
I honestly think that it just happens that my community is on Mastodon. Honestly, if I had the interactions I have there on any of the other platforms, I’d probably lean toward that one, but I just don’t.
I’m still mostly on X. I have a Mastodon account, but (still) find it confusing on how to find people to follow (however, I din manage find some guy called “ttscoff” ).
But I miss Tweetbot so much.
I still have a twitter account, but am not actually using it.
I have a Mastodon account, but only occasionally use it.
No Bluesky, and no Threads (not available in the EU).
When Tweetbot stopped working, I realized what kind of a dystopia Twitter had become in defaultland: An unusable algorithmic (=clueless) timeline with more ads than I could ever stomach. Since most of these changes trace back to the Jack Dorsey reign, I didn´t bother looking at Bluesky. Meta as a company gets even less trust from me, so Threads was never even considered. I live in the GDPR zone, so I wasn´t even part of the target audience. So the feeling is mutual, i guess.
I springboard-swapped my favorite Mastodon app (currently Ice Cubes) with Tweetbot and never looked back. It took some time to curate the list of people I´m following, but that´s half the fun, at least for me.
I do indeed get less Social Media drama and witty comments on current affairs. Also: I don´t miss it all that much. I went back to RSS and good old (but also very new) NetNewsWire to consume media. A noticeable side effect: I finally find more time for reading longer posts instead of pushing them to my ever-expanding read-later-queue.
I have a Twitter and Mastodon account; I’ve never used threads.
I don’t really ever make any posts on any of them but I occasionally respond to threads on Twitter.
Twitter is gradually getting worse and rolling out some ‘features’ that are obnoxious. Most recently it was some sort of notification about… trending tweets or something? I get the point, but it doesn’t seem like the right place for it. I hate seeing notifications for things I didn’t ask to see. Facebook has this same issue.
With that being said, Twitter still has a massive population. Even with the massive exodus of various communities away from it towards Mastodon, I still find myself visiting twitter because it still has a lot of interesting people on it.
Mastodon in general still doesn’t have a great user experience, though it seems to be improving every time I visit, at least a little. It might be a little more interesting when threads gets federated support? I’m just not really sure that there’s enough momentum for it to really provide the same value Twitter does.
There is a terrific Mastodon client from the Tweetbot folks at Tapbots called Ivory for Mac as well as an iOS version. I love it!
If you want to dabble first, there is a terrific open source option called Ice Cubes that’s worth checking out.
I’m on all of them, because none of y’all can decide on a single social media platform.
Yes, already using Ivory
Will give Mastodon a new try, and try to figure out on how to find/follow people on other servers.
It’s going to settle down, different communities will eventually land on their service of choice where they’ll have critical mass.
There are a few services that will convert your Twitter following list to Mastodon, using people’s mastodon links in their bios or usernames to find them. I found about 20% of the people I was following on Twitter on Mastodon, but I can’t remember the name of the service.
Following people on other servers is easy, all you need is their full username, including instance address.
The “weird” part is you have to cite the user name and their server. This is because it’s a distributed (federated) network unlike Xitter’s monolithic single site for every user. For instance, I’m @email@example.com.
I think I created an account on uiuxdev.social. But visiting that one now, and its down. Do I have to create a new account on another server?
(I will follow you )
Mastodon; in fact, I’m on nojack.easydns.ca, because I followed you there a couple of years ago (I efficiently outsourced my choice of instance).
Done with commercial social media.
Ivory is pretty much Tweetbot. Mona is also excellent (esp. if you like lots of options and custom themes). Ice Cubes is worth a look, too.
I split between Threads and Mastodon but I check on Bluesky occasionally. Threads is basically Starbucks. Mastodon is your local coffee shop. And Bluesky is like Caribou, Gloria Jeans or Peet’s (pick your favorite regional fading coffee also ran)