I want to be able to tell my friends why #mastodon is better than the birdsite, so I wrote a thing: "Mastodon Is Better than Twitter: Elevator Pitch"
codesections.com/blog/mastodon

I want this to be as persuasive as possible to outsiders, so I'd appreciate as much feedback as possible from Mastodon users

@codesections the point about having a high moderator/admin to user ratio is an interesting one though, because I think it depends on mastodon maintaining a culture of local communities that really has nothing to do with the code. Plus, mastodon's code is apparently more difficult to setup than others like pleroma and one has to wonder if it will centralize in the future. Not things to necessarily bombard a new user with, but interesting thoughts nonetheless.

@Alonealastalovedalongthe Yeah, that's all fair. When talking to people who aren't part of the fediverse, I tend to use "Mastodon" as a stand in for the fediverse as a whole. Maybe it will end up being pleroma, but I think a lot of the same advantages would apply there

@codesections @Alonealastalovedalongthe it would be great if people writing intros like this could use "the fediverse" rather than reducing the whole network to one of its subnetworks (albeit the largest one at present). Imagine if people had gone around using "Mozilla" instead of "the web". It makes it simpler to explain, kind of, but it also fails to communicate one of the most important things about it, the lack of *any* centralization (even at the code dev level). It also misses PeerTube etc

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@codesections @Alonealastalovedalongthe also
> you're always free to pick up and move to a different one.

... needs clarification that this requires starting from scratch with no followers. Proper server>server migration is an unsolved problem in and apps, and is likely to remain so for the foreseeable future (unlike app like that have )

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