So, folks running their own instances, advice please? I try to maintain WeRWorld on Twitter as a safe space for both hosts, and followers. Which isn't that easy given the nature of the platform, but I do maintain a block list, and disable RTs from accounts the account follows (with a few exceptions, like past hosts.)
Looks like I can go one better with @werworld, by de-federating certain instances, if I understand correctly? If so, is there a public List Of Arseholes I can start with?
Welcome to WeRWorld, a tentative experiment to see if Rotation-Curation (RoCur) accounts can work on the Mastodon platform.
As the admin of WeRWorld on Twitter, I believe they can. A single instance with an admin and a host should be more secure than anything Twitter has to offer.
There is a fair bit I need to do here to get things up to speed, including re-writing what is on https://werworld.org, so please bear with me.
Just talking to @Posty - I was saying that it wouldn't work on Mastodon, but now I'm going to contradict myself and say it will, because THE TOOLS ARE HERE. I am going to try to make this happen, using a single user instance. Watch this space.
Twitter RoCur* is, to me, one of its greatest features; wonderful for building networks and community across areas of interest, geography, and more. It works despite the platform, not because of anything that has been done to enable it, like having two levels of login on an account. (Owner plus host - which would also work in corporate situations, without having to use a specific client, like Tweetdeck.)
Primary account is also the vast majority of my non-English Twitter, which would be over a quarter of my timeline. I would find it hard to go back to a monolingual timeline - this is how I get to enjoy a multilingual world.
Why am I here, when here is aus.social, and why with my alt handle? I wasn't finding the local timeline on mastodon.social particularly inspiring, and the federated timeline is just overwhelming noise. Here is like just like going down to the pub.
The timeline on my alt is a lot more comfortable than my primary, which can turn into a trash-fire, even with my heavy filtering and having most RTs disabled.
But my primary Twitter account is from where I interact with RoCurs (not something I can see as viable on Mastodon) which is a significant part of my social media engagement, and indeed I have been running the WeRWorld community now for over three years, and am part of a meta-community of RoCur admins.
How I use social media depends very much on what is happening on any particular account or platform. My primary Twitter account is where I used to mostly behave myself as a freelancer, and now mostly behave myself as a public servant. My locked alt account is where I can be sweary, much more relaxed, and curate exactly who gets to see my content.
Every platform I join, I do so as insurance, and that was the case with Mastodon. That it is not monolithic, and thus can't just disappear is a bonus - but was not a deciding factor. I had no technical nor philosophical interests - just give me a platform that I can use. I'd always wanted a fee-for-service Twitter, but am happy that I can be on a Mastodon instance and contribute towards costs, rather than lining corporate pockets and getting a service someone else decides
I can't overstate the importance of social media in my life. I am isolated geographically, and by chronic ill-health. I have literally no IRL people that I haven't met through social media or otherwise online (I am living in a foreign country) and all my work barring what I'm doing at the moment has been through social media. All of this was built on Twitter, and a bit of LinkedIn.
Eyes bad again, but need to wor...
WAIT this is fucking APPLE, the one with accessibility features.
I now know how to do all of the zooms. Doesn't help with the film on the eyes, but if I move my head I can see a bit of what I'm supposed to be working on.
And I've gpt Apocalyptica to remove background distractions.