I know I'm chattering a lot about this but it feels really important
@aurynn It is, and it really explains why I felt like the internet was a much more welcoming place pre-Twitter/Facebook/YouTube/etc. Algorithm-driven services are inherently community-hostile.
@aurynn yeah, the algorithm can be trained to exploit human psychology and make you feel connected, whereas a community doesn't want to do that but offers real connection.
I have far fewer connections on the fediverse, but you all feel like people I know. I missed this feeling.
> I have far fewer connections on the fediverse, but you all feel like people I know.
This! My account on Titter has always been a puppet echoing my posts in the 'verse. But the few times I've tried to converse with people there who've responded there to my posts, I quickly felt like I'd put my hand in a wasp nest. I've had occasional tense exchanges here over controversial hot takes, but much more often I feel like I'm getting to know people.
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