One thing I just realised despite spending the last five years on the Fediverse is something simple but profoundly different to Twitter

Here on the Fediverse, if I boost a post and then someone else boosts or favourite it, I don't get a notification

That's different to Twitter, where you *do* get such notifications

I'm still thinking about the ramifications of this from a sociological point of view, but I suspect, like the (intentional) lack of a quote-tweet equivalent, it's a good thing? 🤔

@dajbelshaw Would have to disagree about assuming it's a good thing to not have notifications. N's are a valuable feedback. W/o them feedback from listener to spkr is reduced as only acknowledgement is to say something. It's like forcing an in-person convo to speak and not be able to simply nod yes.

@econproph I didn't say it's not useful not to have notifications. I just think that being notified of a boost/retweet of your boost/retweet is superfluous.

Follow

@dajbelshaw @econproph I disagree, if I am understanding correctly. On Twitter, that is how I found/find many of the people I follow!

Sign in to participate in the conversation
social.coop

A Fediverse instance for people interested in cooperative and collective projects.