Spending any part of your day is a cesspool of ignorance and anger leaves a stink that follows and robs you of peace. After 14 years, I de-activated my Twitter account and moved over to Mastodon, a social media site more in tune with what I want in my life.
I want to follow creators, artists, philosophers, and dreamers. There simply aren’t enough minutes in my day to follow a never ending stream of one-upmanship, abuse, and division.
Abraham Lincoln declared that “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” Today the world is watching an empire die in slow motion.
Mastodon is a community, not a business. There are no ads, you’re not tracked, and there’s no monetization. It’s an online community built around connection and conversation, instead of engagement. It’s built and moderated by people who wanted to escape the rage-driven onslaught of trolls and doomscrolling that define social media.