302: Twitter’s Fiasco and Mass Migration to Mastodon

This week’s episode of Destination Linux, we’re going to discuss the Twitter saga. What alternatives can you look at? Then we will be taking a look at Firefox and some sweet deals on services. Plus, we have our tips/tricks and software picks. All this and more coming up right now on Destination Linux to keep those penguins marching!

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  • 00:00 = Welcome to DL 302
  • 00:50 = Community Feedback about our tips and picks
  • 05:11 = DigitalOcean: Cloud Platform – [ https://do.co/tux2022 ]
  • 06:36 = Twitter’s Fiasco and Mass Migration to Mastodon
  • 32:03 = Bitwarden Password Manager – [ https://bitwarden.com/tux ]
  • 33:14 = News: Mozilla Bundles Firefox Services
  • 40:08 = Gaming: Psychonauts 2
  • 43:28 = Software Spotlight: Extension Manager for GNOME
  • 45:49 = Tip of the Week: Password Security and Best Practices
  • 52:43 = How to watch the show live with video
  • 53:04 = Become a Patron of DL
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  • 54:56 = Outro
  • 55:06 = Outtake

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  1. Good show, team.

    Mastodon devs, thankfully, have recently acknowledged the UX issues and seem positive about fixing them. I think the Twitter Exodus helped grease these wheels.

    I love purple and I liked toots. Haha. I’m flexible though, lol.

    I’m trying out a Mastodon (compatible) server myself this weekend.

    I’ve tried it before less-than-successfully (I was able to successfully follow TuxDigital so enjoy the ghost follower.) but then it just stopped working right.

    So… Round 2, FIGHT!

  2. I have been following the mess that is Twitter for many years. It has been a dumpster fire for a LONG time. It is now finally getting clean up it needs, getting rid of the pornography, child exploitation and the actual organization of calls to violence against individuals and groups is far far better than what it was previously. Also, Elon exposing the corruption within the ranks of Twitter prior to his takeover has been fantastic. Good to have real transparency. As far as his somewhat questionable tactics for his intimidate actions, looking at the totality, I think it was necessary as there was a high risk of infrastructure destruction and destruction of communication and files if bad actors were allowed to remain in front of the Twitter admin control.

    I largely disagree with the takes on the direction of Twitter. I don’t think Elon Musk is making all the right moves, but it is a net gain vs what was controlling it previously. Free exchange of information and allowing the exposing of ideas to be cleansed by the light is the best for everyone.

    All that said, I still agree that you can’t put all your eggs in the Twitter basket. I have never believe building your brand or business on any platform alone is a good idea. I think Mastadon or something like it is the future. I would like to see Twitter just be another instance on the fediverse.

    Truly, I have a lot more hope now with Twitter, more than ever. So, as far as I am concerned, things are looking up.

  3. Tell me you’ve not actually been following Twitter but instead want to post a cracked opinion without actually telling me you’ve not actually been following Twitter but instead want to post a cracked opinion challenge.

  4. It’s not a cracked opinion. It’s pretty well established that Twitter has fell off the deep end. One thing that was not mentioned on DL about the migration of users to Mastodon was the abuse of the reporting system. Something that has been an ongoing issue on Twitter for a long time. As exemplified by Eugene Rochko’s post on a false report. In this example, some one wrongly flagged a post as being a “dog whistle”. Generally a dog whistle is something only dogs hear. In the case of linguistic dog whistles, racists are the dogs. Fortunately for Mastodon, the mods know how to accurately spot these things when deranged leftists see racism in everything.


    Let us not forget that Wil Wheaton left twitter because he didn’t like Alex Jones being allowed to stay on, and promptly was banned from Mastodon by a mob of #metoo SJWs. [Twitter rival Mastodon isn’t safe from online mobs either - The Verge]

    Twitter a dumpster fire for many reasons, AND we must also be honest that Mastodon has it’s own problems and is not immune to socio-political pressures either. The two will rise and fall based on their merits and the core user base.

  5. I’m a bit more blackpilled on Elon’s leadership to put it mildly but I think the amount he’s cleaned up and revealed has been weirdly missing from the analysis in most things i’ve read.

    Twitter allowed for some pretty heinous communities to flourish including but not limited to the normalization of “not so good” things with children. I saw a thank you shout out from a former victum who’s seen a popular hashtag they use almost dissapear.

    It’s a right mess but if some net benefit emerges that would be welcome.

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