I have been thinking a lot about the
#deletefacebook movement. This got me looking into
Mastodon again as a platform. I have had an account on mastodon.social
for a while, but without a community to move to, it honestly didn’t keep me coming back to it.
I was also trying to trim some of my own personal online habits. So I deleted the bookmark and app
from my phone. It wasn’t until this massive data leak news did I reconsider what social media
accounts I wanted to use.
Joining a general instance also seemed to confuse the experience. What actually was the difference
between my home, local and federated timelines? There wasn’t any rhyme or reason. All of it was random.
It was only recently that I stumbled on the idea that each instance was intended to host a theme or a
specific community. Then it clicked — I just needed to find my community. Here lays my largest criticism
and really, the only one; finding those communities (theme based instances) is incredibly difficult.
So I tried a while and didn’t find one, so I created boardgames.social. It wasn’t
until day 2 of being live that someone pointed out dice.camp! After finding the admin
of that instance and looking through all of the users (by seeing who followed the admin, which happens by default) could I
tell that most users are mostly into RPGs. Cool. There still is a place for the