Leaving Twitter or Reddit for Parler or Gab is like finding a different warden for the same prison.
Wouldn't you rather escape?
@curt Yep. There needs to be a good once-and-for-all decentralized Twitter alternative.
You're already using it. It just needs critical mass. 😉
@curt There's some issues to be fixed beforehand: completely siloed instances (I can't "join" another one), difficulty in figuring it out, lack of good ready-to-go filters (I'd love to get rid of all porn and bots), and some cross-instance censorship issues still present. Better than nothing though!
Being completely open does have its pluses and minuses. I found good block lists for porn and spam when I set up my instance about a year ago, and luckily I haven't had to add much since then. Some Mastodon instances, in the interest of transparency, publish their block lists online. I was looking at one on the about page of mstdn.social earlier today. It might be a good place to start.
@curt Cool, thanks! I also wish there were a good way to either switch instance without creating a new account, or follow other instances entirely (not just individuals on other instances).
A private Mastodon instance for immediate family and close friends of the Gone Away community.