I fully expect my personal website to outlive Twitter and as such have decided to take full ownership of the content I’ve posted there. In true IndieWeb fashion, I’m taking ownership of my data.
Me: [scrolling through posts in Monocle, the IndieWeb reader]
Me: I don't want to open up 8 tabs for Twitter. I'll just visit Tantek's homepage where I bet he shows these tweets in full context.
"One night in July of that year I had an idea to make a more "live" LiveJournal. Real-time, up-to-date, from the road. Akin to updating your AIM status from wherever you are, and sharing it."
"it’s horrible to be on the receiving end of the deluge, and it’s also not all that nice to be accused of bullying when you were actually let down by bad design."
"In retrospect, a single giant character-limited IRC server that you can’t split up into more interesting channels was a fucking terrible idea."
"Personally, I don't like Twitter at all anymore. I don't like memes, or internet culture, or silly jokes, or random thoughts from random people. That's the stuff that Twitter—and now Mastodon—is great at, but it's not what I want.
Trying Mastodon led me to trying Micro.blog again, and I've found that I've settled into it more easily this time."