manton
manton

Jatan Mehta blogs about the noisiness of most social networks, and how Micro.blog takes a different approach:

Micro.blog is the only Fediverse-compatible platform I know of which truly does away with likes, boosts, follower counts, and hashtags. I wish all social networks removed these pointless stats by default.

Some people like the extra activity of boosts and notifications, and that’s fine too. I do think it can help with discoverability. But not every network needs to work the same way. If every network was a clone of Twitter, the social web would be much less interesting.

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renevanbelzen
renevanbelzen

@manton Right on! People should be able to pick their preferred flavor and ambiance.

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jarrod
jarrod

@manton

But not every network needs to work the same way. If every network was a clone of Twitter, the social web would be much less interesting.

Agreed! I like that Micro.blog is different. I see a lot of requests that would pull it back in the direction of a more traditional social network...but there are already plenty of those to choose from.

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pajp
pajp

@manton personally, I would like to see a fav/like count from Mastodon readers, but only visible to me the author. Mastodon users are used to show their appreciation that way, rather then reply to the post.

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bloftin2@ttrpg-hangout.social
bloftin2@ttrpg-hangout.social

@manton if someone wants to comment on my micro blog, they are welcome to do it on Mastodon, blue sky, or wherever else I choose to syndicate.

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pratik
pratik

@manton

But not every network needs to work the same way. If every network was a clone of Twitter, the social web would be much less interesting.

Amen. That's why I still hang out here the most.

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