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Re: [ide-dev] Move EclipseJavaIDE twitter account to Mastodon?

Hi folks,

I think we should not let our personal sympathy for the new Twitter leadership cloud our thinking here: so far, little has changed on twitter (except that Ye was reinstated and rightfully banned again). 

Of course it's possible that Twitter service quality will degrade permanently with the reduced headcount and corporate culture changes, but then again, it might not. 

Until then, we should keep in mind that Mastodon has around 2 mio users right now whereas Twitter is estimated around 200mio. Do we really want to cut ourselves off from 99% of potential audience?

As I see it, abandoning Twitter right now would be nothing but a political move, and personally, I'm not up for that. That said, there's nothing wrong with having a Mastodon account: just another channel, right?


------ Original Message ------
From "Mickael Istria" <mistria@xxxxxxxxxx>
To "Discussions about the IDE" <ide-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date 02/12/2022 10:10:51
Subject [ide-dev] Move EclipseJavaIDE twitter account to Mastodon?

Hi all,

Like many others, I am personally worried about Twitter on a high risk of becoming an even more toxic place in the future because of the trends regarding moderation. I see many people in the development world moving to mastodon and am planning to migrate as well some time.
To be honest, the only thing that retains me on Twitter is tweetdeck, which I use in order to get multiple accounts and search visible on the same page. But I've not investigated alterantives. Maybe mastodon servers do provide something similar.
Note that if we migrate to mastodon, it will soon mean that we'll stop monitoring Twitter activity; and that Twitter will only become a proxy to mastodon (until the account gets suspended in a few months when Musk decides a a new interpretation of "freedom of speech").

Anyway, independently of all that, I think it might be worth starting an EclipseJavaIDE account on mastodon. What do you think about it? If there is agreement that it's a safe thing to do, is anyone interested to lead this task?

Mickael Istria
Eclipse IDE developer, for Red Hat Developers

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