It’s hard to watch someone burn down your home, but I’ve watched enough of Elon Musk’s bad management of Twitter to say a final goodbye. A month or two ago, my wife setup a Mastodon service for some friends of ours, and I’m in the process of completing my migration there. When you look at what’s happened on Twitter, now they’re trying to bar the door to avoid even the most basic of linking to a Mastodon page, well, it’s time to say fare-thee-well to a platform I was user 11,011 on.
Learning to love Mastodon has been hard, but I think I’m there now. You can follow me by searching for @firstname.lastname@example.org on your own instance, and I’d love to see you over there. Our instance is closed to new signups — turns out this content management stuff is scary and hard, as Elon is learning — and doing it for a small group of people seemed safest to start. I’ve seen a lot of people at Hachyderm.io, and a lot of people at Mastodon.social, and I look forward to seeing you all there.