From Alex Schroeder on Mastodon –not linking the toot because Alex deletes them after some time–:
The Fediverse is Mastodon, Pleroma, Diaspora, Friendica, Hubzilla, Osada, and all their friends, federating. 👍
But what do we call all the silos, the ad-based family of Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, and friends? It’s the Adverse! A universe founded on ad serving. And a reminder that they offer plenty of adversity. All the adverse silos stand alone, like rocks, like islands, like Alcatraz. 👎
And what about Orkut, Google Wave, Google+ and other networks that have come and gone. This is the Necroverse.
Sometimes networks that seem alive today slide into the necroverse. Let’s hope we keep our network alive. Here’s to many happy years in the fediverse! 😁🥳
I have been on Mastodon since May, and it has worked for me. I still have my Twitter account, because I have a good number of followers and that is useful to promote my games –and also some friends that are still there and they are not really into Open Source philosophy and couldn’t care less about the Fediverse–, but I haven’t been very active. Funnily enough, my number of followers keeps growing now that I don’t post.
Why does Mastodon work for me? I’m building a small network of friends –well, not everybody is my friend; not yet–, which is the same I did on Twitter. It doesn’t matter how many followers I have or how many people I follow, I always end interacting –and caring– about a dozen or so people, and you can have that on the Fediverse, federating and without ads.
What about you? Are you still in the Adverse?