Items tagged with: hashtags
You can't just sit there and complain about the lack of an algorithm that shoves your posts into everyone's faces without doing anything for it.
You want your posts to be visible? Use #hashtags. That's how stuff gets exposure in the Fediverse, whether you like it or not.
Content warning: Mastodon is not like Twitter at all!
I mean, yes, #Mastodon is a micro-blogging social media platform, but that’s about it.
I’ve been on the #birdsite for years. It’s never really appealed to me, but everyone had it, and I’m a netizen of the world, so I have an account there along with just about every other place one can be @.
However, I couldn’t really get into #Twitter. It was just celebrities, news outlets, politicians, and influencers trying to trend their #hashtags. I could tweet, but no one listened. There were few connections to be made. Those who I did connect with were usually contacts I’d already met somewhere else.
The experience here on Mastodon has been quite the opposite. I’m seeing some birdsite celebrities and News Outlets who have opened Mastodon accounts that are failing to attract any interest.
And I wonder why?
Possibly, it’s because there’s an expectation of interaction with the community, or of being genuine? Do they get something like culture-shock? Because, let’s face it, it’s a very different culture waiting for them here…
Maybe they needed to be supported by advertising, or advertisers, just to be seen? I don’t know. I probably shouldn’t care.
Anyway, I for one and immensely grateful for this platform, the people it has connected me with, and the absence of algorithms and advertising.
These are the random thoughts of Dgar. Please pay them no attention.
Yeah, it can be used to search out certain #hashtags and topics. Just to go and bully someone. You underestimate some of the people on the internet.
@katmmoss @TeaPol @simon_lucy @atomicpoet @fediversenews
#Hashtags #are #stupid.
Because you use #hashtags so that people can find your posts. Otherwise, there is no reason to use them. People follow and search hashtags. Otherwise, your posts are just for your followers.