I'm not sure why I'm saying all this.
I think it's because all the really good stuff in Twitter (@-replies, usable clients) was actually designed and built by users, not Twitter. Twitter, the company, didn't embrace those ideas until very late.
Mastodon and other fediverse remind me of that time, when good ideas could come from anywhere. It's the bottom-up experience that's been missing from the web for years.
Time for #reintroduction
I am a public interest technologist working at the Freedom of the Press Foundation https://freedom.press My day job is to work on https://securedrop.org using which people can leak information to the journalists securely. I also contribute to many #opensource projects. I am a core member of the @torproject and also core developer of the #Python programming language & a director and fellow of Python Software Foundation.
Joined Twitter quite late and it had started to become the cesspool it is now. Hoping for better interactions here. #india
Hey guys, I'm also from #India and I moved here because I'm honestly fedup with Twitter.
Shahbaz here, 27, Banker by Profession, From the state Sanghis hate the most
Loves to cook, Play and Watch Football, Occasional Cricket Lover, Avid Reader, Part Time Writer, Keen interest in knowing my existential History
Will love to discuss about Politics, History, Sports and Existence
Anti-Fascist, Anti-Zionist, Anti-Chaddi, Anti-Extremist, Anti-Lodus
For those who don’t know he diligently documents all lynching crimes under this fascist government, he shares videos of hate speeches by prominent politicians which is way to marginalise & dehumanise religious minorities.
If you are anti fascist follow him
A big welcome ❤️ to all the lovely people who have joined Mastodon to make a difference.
🇮🇳 #India, you rock.
Feel free to boost — to salute all new members.
It is not paranoia when you see the pieces coming together.
What a brave new world in which we live.
RT @eff: A judge has granted the first known warrant for law enforcement to conduct a dragnet search through the DNA of 1.3 million people…
ok, all you new people who arrived in the Fediverse this week... and there do appear to be a LOT of N00bs(in the best sense).... Let's do a Follow Friday!
@djsundog is possibly the best all around netizen on the Fedi.
@maxeddy Tech journalist, and nice and approachable too... I even assume he likes hugs.
@Mainebot He's like... to the north of me... but kinda smart.... and smart-alecky....actually a very solid source of quality thoughts on a wide range of topics.
@viciousviscosity qUEEN OF gIFS
@tek, admin of Freeradical.zone, also a name to watch for infosec.
@jerry Admin of infosec.exchange
@JohnsNotHere Host of the Purple Squad Security podcast
on and on...
Sooo many other great netizens... The instant I post this I will regret many I didn't list.
Corne Keyboard, maybe the best-looking split ever!
Mayor of Hackers.town
A meat serf in a digital cropsharing arrangement
Angelheaded hipster burning for the ancient heavenly connection to the starry dynamo
A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.