fediverse meta +, not intended as a humble brag honest 

it's been said before, but: getting a bunch of boosts/favorites on a mastodon post is so much more satisfying (and feels so much nicer) than getting even an order of magnitude more likes/retweets/shares/whatever on an attention-manipulation social network post. mastodon favs/boosts feel more like individual commitments and not, like, purely performative acts coerced by advertisement algorithms

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fediverse meta +, not intended as a humble brag honest 

in summary, a mastodon post is an actual act of communication while a tweet is but a Dream Your Heart Makes about potentially communicating with someone

fediverse meta +, not intended as a humble brag honest 

@aparrish crushing my dream of becoming a highly paid mastfluencer

fediverse meta +, not intended as a humble brag honest 

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This is very true and matches up with my experience, somehow mastodon interactions feel more sincere since it's not all about promoting brands.

fediverse meta +, not intended as a humble brag honest 

@aparrish this is very related to the concept of "noloops" of Florence Meichel cited by @OlivierAuber in his book "Anoptikon". communication/senses being tempered or not is a fundamental for the sanity of a living system.

It's like for a living being to be drugged/manipulated or not, but for a society of living being.
It's why those ads platforms are poison and should be avoided/broken.

https://florencemeichelpointsdevue.reseauxapprenants.com/2016/05/noloops-et-7ieme-sens.html

http://www.anoptikon.com

re: fediverse meta +, not intended as a humble brag honest 

@aparrish I haven't seen a Mastodon notification yet that felt like it was happening because the account was trying to promote itself

they haven't /all/ been positive but they've pretty much all been /genuine/

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