My quest continues in 2024 to find better social media platforms! While Mastodon is currently my favorite social media platform for engagement, it's unfortunately not the platform many of those that I followed or followed me on Twitter. Many of these friends and acquaintances have either migrated to Bluesky, Threads, or stayed on Twitter/X. I've been busy looking at these other alternatives.
After dedicating a month to truly engage on Bluesky, I've concluded that Bluesky is probably the closest to the former Twitter experience I've had yet on social media. Bluesky reminds me of what Twitter used to be before it became X. For some of you this is a positive, while others might find it a negative because you're looking for a difference experience. While Bluesky still feels like it is searching for an audience, the owners and developers seem to be playing a long game here focusing on development first and worrying about growing a significant user base later. This may be a good thing as I have little doubt that user growth on Bluesky will continue to increase as time marches forward.
So this year my online presence starts with a "new social order". A year where I'll be engaging less on X and increasingly more on Mastodon, Bluesky, Threads, and even Spoutible. Similar to how I spent last month focused on Bluesky, I'm hoping to give Threads a more serious look this month. Currently, I find Threads mirrors too much of an Instagram experience and sometimes just darn confused why Thread's algorithms are feeding the content that it does. What I'm really exited through is to see what happens once Threads completes its connection with Mastodon and other federated space via the ActivityPub protocol.
If you're looking for a home on social media or just curious about other social networks...I hope you seek me out on any of the social platforms and websites I frequent. While I've focused a lot on Twitter alternatives in this post, the most Facebook-like alternative platform I currently utilize is MeWe.
My "Public" Social Media Accounts
- Mastodon: @firstname.lastname@example.org
- Bluesky: @bryanruby.com
- X: @brubyusa
- Threads: @bryansfsd
- Spoutible: @bryanruby
- MeWe: bryanruby.43
- Instagram: @bryansfsd
- Post.: @bryanruby
My Family/Friends/Professional Social Media
Blogs and Websites
Edited Jan 12, 2024 to reflect new Bluesky handle.