Mastodon: The Long Way Back to Medium

6 days 21 hours ago
Mastodon: The Long Way Back to Medium Bryan Ruby's Profile on Medium's Mastodon Bryan Ruby Sun, 05/21/2023 - 11:43

At the risk of dating myself, I’ve been writing and posting articles online since the 1980s. Back then we didn’t have the Internet but we did have dial-up modems and bulletin board systems (BBS) hosted by computer enthusiasts. When the Internet, blogging, and self-hosted websites became popular in the late 1990's and early 2000’s I was also there. For awhile I hosted a website focused on content management systems that in its peak easily received over 100,000 unique visitors a month.

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My Online Presence Includes Alternatives to Twitter Update

2 months 2 weeks ago
My Online Presence Includes Alternatives to Twitter Update Profile for Bryan Ruby on Medium's Mastodon instance. Bryan Ruby Sat, 03/11/2023 - 09:43

I have no idea what the future holds for Twitter. I do know however that the recent changes at Twitter by Elon Musk continues to bleed cash, staff, and community. A lot of people are currently seeking social media networks that aren't Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram. I've been there myself. In the past, I've always reached the same conclusion that I have too many friends, family, and acquaintances I value still remain on the Big 3 as I don't want to leave them behind. Until now. Increasingly, I'm starting to soften my stance from I'm not leaving Twitter to starting to tweet out loud that I may be leaving Twitter.

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