@mjd it seemed appropriate for "boost" and it went from there.
@snwh It makes perfect sense. It also feels less reliant on Twitter design language.
@mjd exactly, you can see there are some Twitter icon analogues still in there.
@snwh Which makes sense -- Twitter and Facebook have so dominated our conceptions of how social networks work it will be hard to come up with a different vocabulary for actions that make sense to everyone, much like a floppy disk still means "save" in some places.
@mjd Mastodon is already establishing a new vocabulary with Toots and boosts.
@snwh Indeed - this is why your takeoff icon makes sense -- the current recycle icon says retweet but not "boost" to me.
@mjd it's a rocket, which has boosters. ;)
@snwh I also like the use of the actual Mastodon icon for getting started -- asterisk doesn't really mean anything.