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Capella
Dark Cat of the Sith
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Rochester, NY
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2023-06-05, 12:52

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There are both good bots and bad bots. A shocking number of bots are popular and highly appreciated by their followers.
Yeah, there are bots that post kitten pictures ; or the Footy Scran which posts neat food, or things like Joe Sondow's Star Trek posting bots. Not to mention there's useful bots reposting weather / traffic updates for cities. It's the use of the tech that can be evil, not the existence of it inherently.

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Ryan
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Join Date: May 2004
Location: Promise Land of Trustafarians
 
2023-06-05, 14:00

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Yeah, there are bots that post kitten pictures ; or the Footy Scran which posts neat food, or things like Joe Sondow's Star Trek posting bots. Not to mention there's useful bots reposting weather / traffic updates for cities. It's the use of the tech that can be evil, not the existence of it inherently.
Yep. I worked with a lot of those creators in my job at Twitter since I was one of the tech leads on the API platform.
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chucker
 
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2023-06-05, 14:18

Joe Sondow's bots (most of them?) are now on Masto, FWIW
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kieran
@kk@pennytucker.social
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
 
2023-06-12, 19:42

I got an invite code for Bluesky on my account is anyone here want one.
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turtle
Lord of the Rant.
Formerly turtle2472
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Upstate South Carolina
 
2023-06-13, 08:51

While I would like one, I know I'm not going to use it much and am more interested out of curiosity of the tech rather than being social. If no one else wants it, I would be open to taking it!

Louis L'Amour, “To make democracy work, we must be a notion of participants, not simply observers. One who does not vote has no right to complain.”
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kieran
@kk@pennytucker.social
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
 
2023-06-13, 16:34

Sent you a PM
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turtle
Lord of the Rant.
Formerly turtle2472
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Upstate South Carolina
 
2023-06-14, 16:23

Thank you!
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Capella
Dark Cat of the Sith
 
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2023-06-17, 19:49

can I get the next one you got?
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kieran
@kk@pennytucker.social
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
 
2023-06-28, 20:48

Sent.

I've got two more now as well if there's anyone else.
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709
¡Damned!
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Purgatory.
 
2023-06-29, 10:08

I'd be grateful for one if still available – my request from a couple of months ago hasn't materialized.
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Bryson
Rocket Surgeon
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: The Canadark
 
2023-06-29, 10:10

I'll give it a go if you still have a spare.
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turtle
Lord of the Rant.
Formerly turtle2472
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Upstate South Carolina
 
2023-06-29, 10:11

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I'd be grateful for one if still available – my request from a couple of months ago hasn't materialized.
I had one so I sent it to you.
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709
¡Damned!
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Purgatory.
 
2023-06-29, 10:20

Much appreciated! Thanks T.
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drewprops
Space Pirate
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Atlanta
 
2023-06-29, 11:23

Are you all active there? What do you do? Who do you follow?


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turtle
Lord of the Rant.
Formerly turtle2472
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Upstate South Carolina
 
2023-06-29, 12:10

I wouldn't say I'm active there at all. However I follow Kieran and 709 now.
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kieran
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Join Date: Jan 2005
 
2023-06-29, 12:49

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I'll give it a go if you still have a spare.
Just sent you a code

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Are you all active there? What do you do? Who do you follow?


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I'm not currently too active there, but I really want to even stop looking at Twitter, so I'm making more of an effort this week. There seems to be more of the people I follow on Twitter on Bluesky now, so I'm making an active effort to look there.

Most of my reading is still done on Mastodon, but I'm trying to use Bluesky as well.

No more Twitter. It's Mastodon now.
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709
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Join Date: May 2004
Location: Purgatory.
 
2023-06-29, 16:32

I stumble-fingered my email address when making my account and swapped 2 letters around. There isn't a way to update email in settings so I thought I really fucked it up and probably wasted a username. I emailed support with my mistake and given that they're probably swamped with much more important things to do I wasn't expecting a reply in the short term, if at all. Well, they fixed it and replied to my email with well-wishes in just a couple of hours.

Color me impressed.

So it goes.
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kieran
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Join Date: Jan 2005
 
2023-07-03, 22:42

The posting activity at Bluesky has increased immensely the last few days. Probably partly because of Twitter forcefully pushing users away, people who had Bluesky accounts already coming back to it, and probably a bunch of invite codes got pushed out.

Definitely a strong sense that non-tech people are going to go to Bluesky with Mastodon seemingly holding on to a smaller audience.

I like Mastodon overall better, but I do see the appeal of Bluesky, especially to people who never used a third party Twitter client. Bluesky is a clone of Twitter, better or worse.

No more Twitter. It's Mastodon now.
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chucker
 
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2023-07-04, 03:13

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Definitely a strong sense that non-tech people are going to go to Bluesky with Mastodon seemingly holding on to a smaller audience.
Bluesky is about two orders of magnitude smaller than Mastodon.
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drewprops
Space Pirate
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Atlanta
 
2023-07-04, 09:38

Are any of y'all on the same Mastodon instances?

I understand that it doesn't matter, as long as your "villages" are talking to each other.

Just curious.


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kieran
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Join Date: Jan 2005
 
2023-07-04, 16:59

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Bluesky is about two orders of magnitude smaller than Mastodon.
For now. I think it's going to quickly eclipse Mastodon when signups are opened to everyone.

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Are any of y'all on the same Mastodon instances?

I understand that it doesn't matter, as long as your "villages" are talking to each other.

Just curious.


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I joined Mastodon.social when I signed up years ago, but switched over to hosting my own instance earlier this year when I started spending time there and actually posting.

As long as you're on an instance that will allow federating to other instances, you should be good to go.

Mastodon defaults to Mastodon.social when signing up now, so if you just stick there, you would pretty much get any other instances that are available. Mastodon.social blocked some bots earlier this year that I wanted to use, so I just started hosting my own with Masto.host

No more Twitter. It's Mastodon now.
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drewprops
Space Pirate
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Atlanta
 
2023-07-04, 18:22

Managing yet another internet thing is NOT on my agenda, but I'm nonetheless curious to know if there are "vanity" instances yet - instances that convey "tech gravitas".


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chucker
 
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2023-07-07, 05:41

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For now. I think it's going to quickly eclipse Mastodon when signups are opened to everyone.
Or be eclipsed by Threads (which in less than 24 hours got two orders of magnitude as many users as Bluesky).

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Managing yet another internet thing is NOT on my agenda, but I'm nonetheless curious to know if there are "vanity" instances yet - instances that convey "tech gravitas".


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If you mean instances specifically for shitposting, there's plenty.
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turtle
Lord of the Rant.
Formerly turtle2472
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Upstate South Carolina
 
2023-09-06, 19:01

I finally got my original invite request filled. Anyone need/want an invite code?
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drewprops
Space Pirate
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Atlanta
 
2023-09-06, 20:47

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I finally got my original invite request filled. Anyone need/want an invite code?
I'll try it, if nobody else asks?

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kieran
@kk@pennytucker.social
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
 
2023-09-07, 11:21

I didn't realize people were waiting.

I have 6 invites if anyone is still waiting on one or wants to hop on.
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turtle
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Formerly turtle2472
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
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2023-09-08, 07:53

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I'll try it, if nobody else asks?

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Sent.

I also have another 5 available. The one I just posted about was from my initial request I guess.
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drewprops
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Join Date: May 2004
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2023-09-08, 23:46

Many thanks to T.

I opted not to add any communities.

It is blissfully silent with nobody followed, nobody commenting on my nonexistent posts, and thus my favorite social media place of all time


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