@cameron It is built and marketed like a product, where Mastodon is communicated as a FOSS.
Vero is trying to look and feel new, as an evolution of what is, and have done so pretty good. They're also using growth hack tactics, as in letting the first 1 million users in for free, while the rest have to pay (as it's not always free, people feel they get something).
The authentic part though isn't as authentic as it could be, I agree with that. But maybe more so than facebook :)
@cameron For a few days there, it had a feel-good "story" going on for it, before everyone figured out that the billionaire behind the service was actually a jerk. (Surprise.)
And among my friends, Masto still has the issue that they don't trust the whole decentralized nobody-owns-it thing. Some people really want that warm fuzzy of "there's someone in charge to complain to".
It's cool that it works well for you! I feel like folks who are here want to be here and enjoy it, not out of some modern obligation. :)
I want to have my art stuff have its own account, separate from Linux nerding, so I haven't done a lot with it on Mastodon. Was still wondering if I should use the old account on mastodon.cloud or if mastodon.art is better and worth trying to finagle an invitation. ;)
@cameron In terms of mastodon.art, let me know if you do want an invitation. The main reason for invitation thing is was to make sure the node didn't become unmanageable due to size as far as I know.
I personally have my linux rambling in same place as art as those two are somewhat linked, but there are definitely some side accounts I want to create. I have seen artists do both, pros and cons for both. :)
Thanks, I appreciate it! I did take you up on the invitation. I'm used to my clientele at art shows, which is 0% nerdy. The Mastodon crowd is different, so it might not matter, but it feels a little more comfortable if I am posting swirly, paintings of trees and stuff though. :)