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there are a lot more rude people on the fediverse than on twitter, i find. :/

@sneak :blobcatpat: I saw that thread too, don't worry about it too much

@mewmew that is encouraging, thank you. do you know other nice people to follow?

@sneak idk - what kinda stuff are you interested in?
@sneak hmm

off the top of my head, @toast, @tedu, and @kick all post about computers and internet

(I'm sure there are more but I am bad at follow recommendations - I use follow very liberally myself and would recommend you do too)
@mewmew @sneak @tedu @toast Really, Allison's content is better.

I just like talking about the virtues of staring at arrays.
@mewmew @sneak @tedu @toast Oh yeah the federation has poor search. @Allison is the person being referenced here.
@kick @mewmew @sneak @tedu @toast Eh? Better content? Can't even imagine tbh, considering how much of this account I feel is just low effort funposting (or screwing around)
@kick @allison @sneak @tedu @toast yeah, her content is pretty good too

(still can't believe she joined here from hn lol)
@mewmew @allison @sneak @tedu @toast To be fair, 'sneak is also a relatively prominent Hacker News user.
@mewmew @kick @sneak @tedu @toast With some weird 4chan cross pollination for good measure
@kick @mewmew @sneak @tedu @toast Reddit is literally fine as long as you avoid r/all (defaults) and stick to the smaller subs.
@allison @mewmew @sneak @tedu @toast Oh also lol the implication was that the federation sucked, nothing to do with reddit.
@mewmew @allison @sneak @tedu @toast Bait aside:

HN was by the guy with the idea for reddit, after the people who worked on reddit fucked up reddit. He later rage-quit his own site, too, after finding out that internet commentary will never actually be well-kept if open access is allowed.
@allison @mewmew @sneak @tedu @toast The federation is like, what laarc is to Hacker News.
@allison @mewmew @sneak @tedu @toast HN separatist community from a guy who went postal on HN moderation.
@allison @mewmew @sneak @tedu @toast It actually has some interesting features (I think it's just a fork of the arc News codebase) and in a lot of ways is quite nice, technically. I haven't really played around with it much, granted.
@allison @mewmew @sneak @tedu @toast So in that way, laarc is not at all like what AP is to twitter.
@kick @mewmew @sneak @tedu @toast Just took a look at their front page, goodness me is it slow. The whole rms kerfuffle is still headline news, and I'd easily estimate that lobsters gets more submissions in a week than that site has in it's lifetime (not that this is an endorsement of lobsters mind you)
@allison @mewmew @sneak @tedu @toast Oh definitely very slow. Surprisingly, though, some of the people on the HN leaderboard post semi-frequently, seemingly.

@kick @allison @mewmew @tedu @toast am i? i use it every day but don’t think of myself as prominent.

@sneak @allison @mewmew @tedu @toast It might just be that I use it too much (I do, I do), but I see your name pretty frequently in the threads I like, at least.

@mewmew @kick @tedu @sneak @toast if you like seeing a complete amateur designer fail at making "cool website" im open

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