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manton
manton

I was thinking about why I haven’t joined TikTok and realized something: if Twitter did not exist and launched tomorrow, I probably wouldn’t join it either. I’m done jumping between social networks now that I can easily post to my own microblog.

kaa
kaa

@manton what’s TikTok? :)

manton
manton

@kaa 🙂

MitchWagner
MitchWagner

@manton I'm with you in theory but in reality I have friends on Facebook I want to stay in touch with, professional reasons to maintain a presence on LinkedIn and Twitter. And this ONE FRIEND who reads me on Tumblr and nowhere else.

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Gabz
Gabz

@manton @kaa i think you eat it with ketchup

kaa
kaa

@Gabz isnt it a videogame company...nono thays PikPok :)

manton
manton

@MitchWagner Yeah, I totally understand that. Everyone has different needs, which is also why we have cross-posting to Twitter, Tumblr, etc.

ronguest
ronguest

@manton Our teenage daughter wanted to get the app so I installed it and signed up. You're definitely not missing anything. It was like a non-stop stream of the worst of YouTube's trending videos.

pratik
pratik

@kaa Isn’t that how the Spanish play soccer? 😁

arush
arush

@manton This. All of it.

simonwoods
simonwoods

@manton This is why I simultaneously miss Vine and cannot wait to try some things with Micro.blog video.

simonwoods
simonwoods

@pratik @kaa Nice 😂

grayareas
grayareas

@manton @MitchWagner Yeah. If I could just get my friends to switch to their own blogs and distribute to the Social Media Biggies, I'd be so happy. But no bites so far, even with my offers of help. :(

bradenslen
bradenslen

@grayareas Same here. I've tried. I've offered. All I get are eyes glazing over.

MitchWagner
MitchWagner

@grayareas @manton I rememer the first time I tried making that pitch was 2008 or so. Didn't work then, and hasn't worked when I tried it intermittently since. Even as recently as a few months ago I made an announcement on Facebook that I was walking away and anybody interested in following me could find my posts on on my blog or Twitter or email. Didn't get more than one or two takers, and found I missed the conversation on Facebook.

MitchWagner
MitchWagner

@manton Hmmm.... I haven't tried cross-posting to Twitter because I thought I might prefer to use Twitter formatting in many cases (@mentions being a big example). But I think I'll switch it on now and see how I like it.

As for Tumblr: My solution there is to use feedrinse and IFTTT to share share to Tumblr, automatically skipping over images that originated on Tumblr in the first place.

philipbrewer
philipbrewer

@grayareas Likewise with my brother @limako. He goes so far as to gateway his Twitter posts back to micro.blog (rather than the other way around), purely because I care about micro.blog, but he lives in Twitter.

nibl
nibl

@pratik lol, tiki-taka? I’ve never seen it written.

pratik
pratik

@nibl Yup. Tiki-taka 😀

danj
danj

@manton I bailed at the first insinuation that TikTok was a tool of the Chinese state. Granted, it was pure confirmation bias: I was looking for reasons not to use another silo, this one utterly dominated by people one-third my age. ¯_(ツ)_/¯

odd
odd

@danj @manton That character-based 🤷🏻‍♂️ gets his/her right over arm cut off. I guess it has to do with that backslash being used in reference to mastodon etc. ¯_(ツ)_/¯

ohBananaJoe
ohBananaJoe

@manton I try out a lot of things, but I don't really get stuck anywhere. Good, last I stayed at Microblog. ;)

danj
danj

@odd Yup, that happens in a lot of Markdown apps. I believe it’s a Markdown escape character as well. Doubling it up sometimes works. ¯\(ツ)

manton
manton

@odd @danj Yeah, I was thinking about adding a special Markdown exception for that so that it's escaped automatically.