No need for me to write anything that has been said already. But here are some links about what people said.
Bastian Allgeier has written a longer post with his opinion about and his experience with Mastodon:
Suddenly there was this old Twitter vibe. Real conversations. Real people. Interesting content. A feeling of a warm welcoming group. No algorithm to mess around with our timelines.
Also Jon Hicks has written down his personal view on how he experiences the first couple of days over there on Mastodon:
After the initial learning curve, I'm finding a community much like the early days of Twitter, and feeling more relaxed about posting.
In his article “The IndieWeb for Everyone” Max Böck writes:
Maybe its time to rethink some of these expectations. Maybe we need some of that early internet vibe back and be ok with smaller, closer communities. Maybe we can even get some of the fun back and start exploring again, instead of expecting everything to be automatically delivered to us in real time.
I think, if you take all the posts written – and I guess many more will be written – you find the truth somewhere in the mix of it. Yes, Twitter is broken for a long time, but I can’t just kill my accounts. I made most of my business via Twitter and grew my network with the help of Twitter massively.
I don’t expect Mastodon to be the new Twitter or a replacement and here I am with Max: we need to stop replacing things and trying to change old things to hopefully make them better. Maybe it is time to think about if it is time to stop something, to start something new.
Oh, and like I said in August 2018, you can find me on Mastodon also…