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About Mastodon and the Fediverse

It has been a long time since I've blogged here. Between seminary, work, family, and everything else, I've had limited time. However, the recent interest in Mastodon has caught my attention and I've reactivated my blog. I've gone out and looked at my earlier work in Laconica, set up ActivityPub on a Wordpress site I support, and am thinking of redoing this site.

I've been meaning to share some thoughts about Mastodon and the Fediverse, and I find each day slips away without me having time to write in the detail I'd like, so I'm just free writing a quick post.

Mastodon is part of the Fediverse. It is much more than a replacement for Twitter. It has its own culture, based on federated servers that anyone can set up with whatever moderation rules they want. Don't come to Mastodon as a colonist from Twitter.

Be sure to explore other parts of the Fediverse. For example, I'm exploring books.theunseen.city, a Fediverse alternative to Goodreads.

I'm finding the activity on Mastodon much more engaged than on Twitter. I think a good way to think about Mastodon vs. Twitter is Community, not Commodity.

More later....