Kind of a rant against greedy technocrats, but also where you can find me instead, and a few Bluesky codes in case you want to follow me there.
I found you because of Twitter. As a consumer, you might not like it. But as producer, being active on as many platforms as possible would increase the amount of people you touch and would enable more people to find you and your work easily.
I'm sad that you are leaving Twitter. We need more sensible voices there.
Indeed the serendipity part of Twitter seemed to have vanished. It is though a great example of many things that would have gone unnoticed if Elon hadn't bought Twitter. We learned about the Institution-Tech censoring complex, how the reach can be twicked and used to shape conversations (a bit like gravity that has an effect on light), and lately how the fight against robot produced another instance of click farming (you make the account to pay -> you pay the account to justify it -> click baiting is back with a vengeance on the platform).
I am also on bluesky for few months but lacked the engagement or the life that was in Twitter, like a nice desert... Well we will see how it unfolds.
Sorry if you've addressed this elsewhere but, in terms of decentralised platforms, why Bluesky over Mastodon? Particularly if the concern is in part the behaviour of technocrats?
Twitter is dead. Ever think about hopping on Threads? I have an IG account for just that purpose.