@StevenFan I like that as well!
How are you liking the [[fediverse]]? I can't shake off the impression that it's way more polished and ready for wide adoption than I thought (in my ignorance).
@flancian @nicksellen It's not that I find it particularly annoying. But, as Nick said, it seems a bit like an abuse of the space -- as if the person dropped their wit and wisdom with no intention to engage in dialogue or building a collective discussion - not referring to you specifically, just to other experiences I have had. (You are clearly interested in dialogue.) I wouldn't ban it, but probably discourage it, identifying such posts as robot posts or cross-posts might be a good step.
@flancian I’d love a way to translate @-mentions.
My Micro.blog -> (Twitter, Masto) workflow means I have to abuse title fields and I have to pick the @-mention where the person typically is. I also don’t know what to call this, because it’s not cross-posting.
Out of curiosity - what do you use for cross-posting?
I use https://moa.party (for my light notes: anagora.org/node/moa.party
translating @-mentions, I believe, is a very interesting project in this space. Social graphs from any social platform 'exist' in the real world in some way, and thus I believe are fair game for data reclaim projects. Users should be able to transport their social graph off walled gardens: anagora.org/node/flanbook
@flancian great, thanks for the info!
Instagram is the one app that I’d love to at least cross post to, but the new API has everyone stuck. Maybe I can contribute.
@bmann interesting -- I have an account and I like photography in general but I just stopped logged into it at some point. I may have a light allergy to anything having to do with Facebook :)
But perhaps I was holding it wrong; social networks are what you make of them.
@flancian it’s all about the humans and the interaction patterns.
It absolutely doesn’t help when the network owner builds dark patterns into the app, and yes I share your allergy.
But there are a number of lovely humans there who I won’t be able to get on Masto never mind RSS (and not Twitter, either).
I wrote “How to Play Instagram” in 2012 https://bmannconsulting.com/blog/2012/12/19/how-to-play-instagram/ — I should revisit this.
@bmann that was a nice read, thanks!
I like your style and the message; and I also found it interesting to note the ways in which this article from 2012 reads "old" -- in the sense that it was written in a context and with an outlook that reality diverged from.
I was also big into flickr at some point! What do you use currently?
@flancian as long as you engage with ppl, it's very welcome. My least favorite part of Mastodon are just bulk mirrors of Twitter accounts with no real input :(
@funkyduffy yes, I completely understand. I intend to be as good as citizen of the [[fediverse]] as I can be.
@flancian I think crossposting is fine but replies, mentions and retweets should be excluded as they don't work well without the original context.
@lukas I think I agree except perhaps with the retweets/boosts part? They are a great opportunity to have people see the content that is available in the [[fediverse]] for example.
Even in the other direction, content seen on [[Twitter]] might be generally relevant or fun; it beats copypasta.
@flancian There are native retoots/retweets on each platform but when you copy from another platform you have to use a syntax like "RT @ name original text" which is not consistent with the native format; I find this aesthetially unpleasant.
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