i'm actually super curious about the social role of boosts vs. favorites on masto. i frequently see posts that have way more boosts than favs and that rarely happens on twitter. i wonder if this has to do with the lack of your followers seeing things you favorited? on twitter that's often used as a "soft retweet" and it seems to be useful as a lesser level of boost, where boosts seem to get saturated with only 1 tier. just curious not saying one is better!!!!
Think you might be right there! No algorithms means you have to consciously boost something yourself rather than subconsciously relying on a computer to do it for you.
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