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      The whole “competition” on social networking is why the internet sucks

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        I see the problem as there is too many ‘normies’ on the internet so things have devolved into catering to the lowest common denominator resulting in basic sites, simplistic everything and copy/paste designs.

        Things are always better before the mass of humans flood to use it. This was true for vacations, vehicles, computers, internet, cellphones etc…

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        To be “ratio’d” or to note a ratio in regards to Twitter means that the reply received more likes/retweets than the original or higher up tweet.

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          To add to that. The reason this is noted is that Twitter only has upvotes and no downvotes. So, something could have hundreds of likes, which looks good, but when compared to a reply against it with thousands you can see the meassure of public disagreement.

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            Yeah, but generally people like what has lots of likes because that’s what appears to be the thing to like so they like it.

            Like all those times you see some idiot upvoted or someone inexplicably downvoted. Once the herd starts stampeding, whether toward a cliff or a greeny pasture, it won’t stop.

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            This. To my understanding, “ratio” has always been replies and QRTs vs likes and RTs. The madder people are, the more they want to say.

            I definitely see more people ratioed by my definition than the other; when a ton of replies happen, it’s harder for a single one to get enough traction to overtake the OP, but you can still see that everyone is mad.

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        I never fully got it as a twitter user, but it has something to do with the ratio of likes I believe. The one person has hundreds where the other has 10s of thousands.

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    And they always respond with something like “I only bought it because I had money to waste”. Bullshit, you wanted the attention.

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      They must have an incredible amount of tech debt and partner arrangements at the code level, it’s probably impossible to change their URL without months of preparation and planning (or, let’s say years, at current skeleton staffing). It’s hilarious.

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    The rule surrounding blocking usernames is so dumb and short-sighted. You can literally find these people just by searching for the tweets.

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    Really happy that I made the move to Bluesky. Really gives me a similar vibe to when I switched from reddit to lemmy. Everything’s smaller, people are nice, not a lot of drama… at least for now. We’ll see how things change when the beta ends and more people start coming there.

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        Haha yeah, the furries seem to love it for some reason. I don’t know about other countries, but it feels like at least the core of my German bubble collectively moved there over the last couple of weeks. If you’re looking for specific topics, celebrities or experts, it will definitely take a lot of time to build a new network that can compete with Twitter. Had high hopes in Mastodon for a while, everyone who was fed up with Elon moved there for like two weeks, and then it all fell apart.

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          Tbh I wasn’t ever really a proper user myself, but I’m a big tennis fan and there’s so much tennis info that is only posted to Twitter that it’s hard to stop using it entirely. I’ve never just browsed it for fun/out of boredom though so at least I don’t tend to come across the nastier side of Twitter. Small mercies!

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          Really? It was a purely factual statement, just like saying lemmy was dominated by tech stuff 2 months ago. These are the first three pages on the discover tab for me.

          About 25% of blue sky groups seem to be furry-related which is a huge amount considering furries themselves estimate the entire fandom to be between 1-2 million worldwide. But that doesn’t mean I’m mad they exist, it’s just not my thing. Same as Linux or programming communities on lemmy aren’t for me.

          Edit: formatting

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            tja everytime someone says (is it says or message/text???) it reads as “wehh, im a weenie baby and im scared of things being different!!!” sorry mate.

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              Thats ok. And you still use say/said when talking about written messages or comments, in English at least.

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        I tried. Mastodon attracts a pretty specific crowd in my experience though. Usually people with at least a certain interest in tech topics and the whole mood just felt a bit serious. I don’t have high hopes for it to become mainstream enough to really be a serious competitor, because the barrier to entry literally has to be insanely low for that, for a lot of people.

        I have two accounts on Twitter, one for work where I follow Englisch speaking people around my specific tech niche for work, some of those might be on Mastodon but not enough to make the move yet. And on my private account I basically have a purely German crowd that’s been 50% random shitposting and chatting with each other and 50% political discourse. All of those decided to move to Bluesky and to cut the political discussions for a while. Now we’re all just enjoying the few months of peace over there :-)

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          Yeah, 90% of my mastodon feed is “isn’t mastodon great?” “My self hosted foss app is…” “Did I mention how great Linux is?” “[Long winded rant about Internet privacy]”

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            I’m all for privacy and I can definitely get lost in those topics too, those guys just have to realize that 90% of people don’t really care, even if I wish it was different. If you really want to become a big player, you need to provide an easy to understand UI, the features people are already used to and as little of an entry barrier as possible. Or you build up on an already existing user base like FB with threads, but I’m kinda happy that one’s still not available in the EU haha

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    I haven’t updated the Twitter app on my Android since the icon change, and I refuse to let it update. Still works fine.

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    I learned something new today! I didn’t know you could change apps on Android and now I feel a bit silly.

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    I keep Twitter installed because Musk will sell it eventually. Though I was never a fan. But Twitter helpful when there are sirens nearby.

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      I don’t know if he’ll find anyone gullible enough to buy it. At least not until after bankruptcy. Who would buy that company that doesn’t make a profit and has that much debt? Only an idiot like Musk would do that.

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        At a significant discount it can be appealing just for the amount of user data and reach. Someone bought yahoo then sold it to another one. Not good example of success but example of looking at the price and saying what the heck I’ll take the risk.

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          Even with a significant discount you would be taking on $1b just in interest a year for a company that doesn’t make money. You somehow have to make $1b just to break even.

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        If I could buy Twitter I bet I could do a better job than its current owner. Best I can do is a quarter and some pocket lint, and I’m really taking a gamble here.

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          Most can.

          Even my dead grandmother would, since not bothering users would be an improvement.

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      There’s nothing wrong with using Twitter as a tool to keep yourself safe, heck it’s owner is a tool albeit not a useful one but a tool nonetheless.