Social Media Distancing
We see each other less, but when we do it's on the same screen we work on.
The mainstream networks have gone void of actual content. Everybody is either mimicking something or avoiding any sort of relevance because “it just creates conflicts”. And maybe that makes sense in these dark times? Remote work has got us so stuck to our screens that we’d rather not stick around on there. The escapism escaped from those places when the corporation jumped in.
I actively do my best to social-media distance myself from the usual suspects. And there are plenty of alternatives:
- Pleroma replaces Twitter and Instagram
- Matrix replaces Whatsapp
- Mobilizon Replaces Facebook groups and events
- PeerTube replaces YouTube
- This WriteFreely replaces Medium
The fediverse is a diverse and federate network. Here you can start afresh. Be that GeoCities person you used to be? Or simply a lurker! It becomes what we make it… The cool thing about it, is that once you have an identity on one of those systems, say Pleroma, you can interact with content from all systems! Be it Pixelfed, Peertube, Diaspora…
Try it out! I suggest you start by looking for a community node that fits your vibe.
Pleroma or Mastodon isn’t a single website like Twitter or Facebook, it’s a network of thousands of communities operated by different organizations and individuals that provide a seamless social media experience.