Still finding it a struggle to get invested in Mastadon. It suffers from the problems of twitter (short posts, no comments), while also lacking the critical mass of people. The later might change slowly, but I discussion via threads is still disappointing. A shame pillowfort.social never caught on. Feels like a better fit for RPG discussion. Was reminded of it again today.
@e_eric Well, diaspora is an exception because it's not using the ActivityPub protocol, it's not federated with Mastodon and such.
But you can follow someone on Misskey, Pleroma, PeerTube, Pixelfed…
All you have to do is paste the link to their profile into the Mastodon search bar, then click "Follow".
@Whidou @presgas interesting. I need to think about this more. There is the technology side. What’s a good functional platform. The other side is you need the social for social media. Without a critical mass you may as well just stick to blogging. And to be honest it feels more and more like that’s actually where my energy should go: spaces I control completely.
Regarding the critical mass, I feel like it has been attained here.
Maybe you don't see it yet because you aren't following many people, but there is more than enough content on the Fediverse to keep you busy all day long. On the bigger instances, the local and federated timelines scroll too fast to be readable. It managed to get over the bump and can now stand on its own, unlike smaller networks.
We are an inclusive Mastodon community for everything tabletop (and more).