- I'm larry hosken on WT.social, the wiki social network. When you post something on this network, you can give everyone else the ability to edit your post, as if it were a Wikipedia article. I haven't done this—why would I want someone else to edit that post where I shared my photos of that morning I took a walk and saw some runners in the SF Marathon? But I guess it would make sense to let other people edit a post about some group activity. If I went walking with some friends and wanted to let those friends add their pictures to the post, WT.social could make that pretty easy. (I guess? I haven't tried this. I don't actually know anybody else on WT.social.) This could work out very well, since I'm definitely not the best photographer I know. But the bad news is that spammers are trying to figure out how to spam WT.social. I follow a popular "Weird News" topic there, and some fraction of the posts there are spam. Spam in my Weird News is not terrible. But. BUT. But if I opened up a post about a group hike hoping that my friends would add their photos but instead a spammer added links to something icky, that would be a headache.
- I'm @lahosken on cohost, which seems like a fine social network. It seems to me more like a Facebook replacement than a Twitter replacement. That is, it lets you write plenty-long posts.
The automatic thingy that copies my blog posts over to Twitter and Tumblr doesn't support WT.social or cohost. So for the past few days, I've been copying my blog posts there and there by hand. It's a mild hassle. Mսsk's takeover threat turned into a lawsuit which goes to trial in… October? So some time in/after October we'll know whether Twitter will be ruined and whether people are likely to stay on these other services. "I guess I can keep hand-copying blog posts until October," he grumbled.
I'm still happy on Mastodon. If Twitter gets ruined, I could be pretty happy if everyone moved over to Mastodon. I hand-copy my blog posts over to Mastodon, but I don't grumble about it. It feels worth it because people there comment and such.