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I'm now on Mastodon! Things feel so fragmented.

Come follow me on Mastodon here: jenoliverwriter.

So today some things changed over at Twitter where I tend do all my creative writing social networking, and this has led to a bunch of people from the writing community setting up (or waking up) alternative platforms. It's looking possible that Twitter will become virtually unusable in the future, and while I hate to be all doom and gloom about these things, the reality is that I - as do many writers and readers - need a place to talk, discuss, promote and connect over our passion.

I'm on the waitlist for a Bluesky account, but I've no idea how long that'll take to get approved. Eventually I will be there and most likely use the same handle.

For now though, you can find me at Mastodon here: jenoliverwriter. I'll be honest, I'm not 100% clear on how the multi-server thing works, but I think we can all still follow and talk to each other regardless of what server we choose. If you know for sure please do drop a comment below!

This is what Wikipedia says:

Mastodon is free and open-source software for running self-hosted social networking services. It has microblogging features similar to Twitter, which are offered by a large number of independently run nodes, known as instances, each with its own code of conduct, terms of service, privacy policy, privacy options, and content moderation policies.
Each user is a member of a specific Mastodon instance (also called a server), which can interoperate as a federated social network, allowing users on different instances to interact with each other. This is intended to give users the flexibility to select a node whose policies they prefer, but keep access to a larger social network. Mastodon is also part of the Fediverse ensemble of computer servers, which use shared protocols allowing users to interact with other users on computers running compatible software packages such as PeerTube and Friendica. Mastodon is crowdfunded and does not contain ads.

Source: Wikipedia.

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