New here? Remember that Twitter is optimized to make you into passive consumers, by en(r/g)aging you with content that you don't choose yourself.

Here, that doesn't happen. But it also means you're responsible to find people to follow.

It will take some work.

If you're willing to put that in, you'll find a wide variety of friendly people that will be happy to have meaningful conversions and laugh and cry together with you.

Start by searching and looking at who other people follow.

@thomasfuchs I've tried alternative social networks like Minds and I always end up getting annoyed at random people I'm not following posting idiotic content that shows up in my feed. Here though I only see things from people I follow, which means I'm only seeing things from people I'm interested in. The global/federated timeline is there as an option, but is its own thing and doesn't distract me or take up unnecessary space in my feed.

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@gerowen @thomasfuchs I'm big on the idea of reducing idiotic content, but I don't always make the best choices who to follow. What I want is to limit people by posting frequency, so that I can see what all my friends are saying, not just the ones frantically posting fast enough to drown everyone else out. Especially people like that who fooled me into following them.

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