Imagine the scene. It’s late 2022 / early 2023 at a small web technology meetup, or perhaps a larger conference. Either way, the core of the event is people giving presentations about technology.
Roughly a third to half of the presentations involve some variation of the same phrase.
- “I can be found on Twitter at <username> and Mastodon at <other username>.”
- “I’m still on Twitter, but I think we’re all moving to Mastodon now, right?”
- “My Mastodon handle is <blah>, and I still have an account on The Bird Site — assuming it’s still working.”
Questions abound among the discussions during breaks between talks. Who’s moved over to Mastodon? To which server? How are you finding it? Which client app should I use?
The scene has played out for me several times over the last few months. This blog post is my extended answer to the questions. My short answer, though, is something along the lines of “<deflated sigh>… I just can’t be bothered, really.”Continue reading