I joined mastodon and loved the generally friendlier atmosphere (which I realize has not exactly been everybody's experience here)
But the longer I've used it, the more I've realized how much I love the freedom from ads, trackers, and feed algorithms
@tcql It warps your mind. On Twitter I found myself behaving like a brand: self-promotion, curating my "personal brand," always being bland and milquetoast. In retrospect it shouldn't be surprising since that's what the platform is honed for.
@nolan yea, on twitter, I tweeted about work or tried to make polished / shiny tech showoff gifs. Sometime in the last year it slid entirely into "argh i'm mad about politics" but before that it was all brand-y.
Here I'm much more a whole person. I make shitposts and get some likes & laughs, but mostly I just toot about what I'm thinking or feeling or I care about.
@tcql This feels far more natural to me.
@tcql And for a lot of us! Thanks to be there like everyone there :-)
@tcql Hello ! :wave_tone1: :moyai:
@tcql Yes, this very much. Also hipster points.