TO BE CLEAR, I'm not saying that Mastodon will have any impact on Twitter whatsoever.
The idea of a social network "beating" another social network is ridiculous.
@andybaio Hmm, I don't know about that last sentence. MySpace? Friendster? Diaspora? Ning?
@clee Myspace, Friendster, and Ning were all centralized and dead. Diaspora is decentralized and still around.
@andybaio I haven't heard anything about Diaspora in years, so that's surprising to me, but good on them! I guess my point is, centralized social networks can certainly die.
@clee Right, that's exactly what I'm saying. Centralized social networks all die eventually, and decentralized networks rarely do.
@andybaio I'm agreeing with you very hard right now.
@andybaio meh. People just want different things.
@andybaio They kind of fill their own niches.
@andybaio but we've seen that happen with IG stories and Snapchat. Though still early days with Twitter/Mastodon.
@andybaio Twitter has its place but I don't consider it to be very "social."
@andybaio Probably right, given Twitter's constraints on evolution. Facebook is more likely to respond and innovate.
@andybaio I'm confused. You're saying that social media are not masked Mexican wrestlers?
That explains why that Santo guy is so confused when I tell him about my lunch and show him pictures of cheese.
@andybaio I'm not sure it's "ridiculous" since it's clearly happened in meaningful ways several times, buuuut "beating another" doesn't have to be the only mode of success :)
@andybaio It's not that Mastodon will cause Twitter's demise, but Mastodon may survive if Twitter implodes.
@andybaio But we can't write a story without someone being a WINNAR!
@andybaio My new analogy is a bit like ~ What if Tumblr and Twitter had a baby. The fact that it looks like "TweetDeck" is pretty hilarious to me though. It's a bit like the experience of IM in a video game meets interactive tagging.
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