One: *Everyone’s* on the ‘Big Four’.
If you want to see what’s going on in government, newsrooms, celebrities, public figures? That’s simply where they 𝘢𝘳𝘦.
Setback One: (continued) Insta/Twitter/FB/YT know this, they love to be viewed as utilities, which is why David Duke / Richard Spencer haven’t been kicked off.
It makes them 𝘮𝘰𝘯𝘦𝘺 to get rage clicks; cements them as central discussion point.
These are in shorter supply for Open Source social networks.
(Changing; there are some good apps for Mastodon, thankfully. I use TootDon for #Mastodon, the Open Source Twitter clone.)
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Founder Eugen did not want to facilitate corporate interjections so there is no text search. The central instance maintains a robust blocklist.
Also: Masto has the best apps so far of all OpenSourceSocialMedia.