Showing posts with label Twitter alternatives. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Twitter alternatives. Show all posts

November 7, 2022

Trying out Tribel and Mastodon, alternatives to Twitter



Elon Musk has showed that he's hellbent into turning Twitter into his personal playground of a hellscape. 

His latest pronouncement that he recommends everyone vote for Republicans in the election. He doesn't care about what it will mean for democracy. His reason is that he believes that if there's a Democratic president there should be a Republican Congress. His explanation shows that even with his 155 IQ, he's no deep thinker.

His actions since taking over Twitter have led a growing number of users to seek out our similar social media platforms.

I've been on one Twitter alternative, Tribel, for about two weeks. I find it easy to navigate and post there. Today I am just starting another one called Mastadon.

Both are small compared to Twitter but eventually by posting on one or both it seems to me what a non-famous person posts on either is more likely to be seen than on Twitter.

On Mastodon tweets are called toots. This is their logo, better than a blue colored bird in my opinion.

My Mastodon page, click image to enlarge.

This isn't to say well known people aren't using them. I haven't found any on Tribel but Jennifer Rubin is giving Mastodon a try and somewhere Kathy Griffin is as well.

I just have some "favourited" one of my posts a half hour after I put it on.

It was this article about Kathy Griffin and her feud with Elon Musk that clued me in about Mastadon:

Griffin, meanwhile, continued to troll Musk from her dead mother’s Twitter account. It’s uncertain how long she’ll be able to do that. Yet, even if Musk bans @TipItMaggieG, Griffin is still making fun of him over on Mastodon.

“The bros are coming for me! 😆She’s irrelevant! I thought carrot top was dead! You know, the usual,” Griffin wrote on her Mastodon account on Monday. “HE’S SUCH A DRAMA QUEEN 😂”

Here's a story about what she is doing from Salon.

As far as I can tell is still active.

Here are some articles about Mastadon:

TodayBERLIN (Reuters) -With Twitter in disarray since the world's richest person took control of it last week, Mastodon, a decentralised, open alternative from privacy-obsessed Germany, has seen a...
 Here are some articles about Tribel:

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