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WeAreFairphone on Mastodon

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#1

Just to let you know, we - the Fairphone Community - are now also on Mastodon (decentralized, open-source Micro-Blogging service, i.e. a Twitter alternative).

And BTW, my account is


#2

In the meantime I’ve set up https://crossposter.masto.donte.com.br/ so everything appears on both Twitter and Mastodon :slight_smile:


#3

Thank you for this. Will you also add a Mastodon link & icon under “connect” on https://www.fairphone.com/en/?


#4

This is a community account and not official.


#5

But it would make sense to add the official Mastodon account there: https://social.weho.st/@Fairphone :wink:


#6

10 posts were split to a new topic: Fairphone on Peertube


#7

I don’t know how this works, but it seems to result in lots of nonsense posts on mastodon. Like this:

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I don’t know if whatever is happening here makes sense on twitter, but on mastodon it looks like WeAreFairphone is asking if anyone has experience with the Fairphone.


#8

RT means “retweet”. You basically forward someone else’s tweet to your followers.


#9

Yeah, but what sense does it make without an answer?


#10

Person A asks a question.
Person B thinks that their followers are likely to know an answer, so person B retweets.
Any of the followers of B can then answer.

Indeed such retweets make less sense across services. Because someone on Mastodon would also have to have a Twitter account in order to answer to the original tweet. Replying to the toot generated by the crossposter would not reach person A.


#11

Does Twitter’s API not allow to forward toots to @someone@twitter.com? Hm… I have a feeling that it doesn’t. Twitter isn’t too famous for being open, right? :smirk:

It might still make sense for people, who are reading along on one network. E.g. I tag @PhilKress@twitter.com and include a link to the Fairphone Forum. Even if @PhilKress@twitter.com is not on the network, @MayaHuber@social.weho.st will learn about the Fairphone Forum. So even if my answer never reaches @PhilKress@... others can still benefit from it and find it relevant.


#12

Maybe. I think it would make more sense to stop cross-posting retweets and boosts, maybe even replies too. Especially since you can hide boosts and replies from your mastodon home, but not if they come from another platform.


#13

Replies to my knowledge aren’t crossposted anyway.

I still think it makes a lot of sense to crosspost retweets e.g. of other people’s event announcements. Or other important news (crowdinvestments, special offers, Android upgrades, etc.).
Doing those manually instead would mean I’d stop doing it.

I could try what happens when I delete crossposted retweets of someone asking about experience with Fairphone, i.e. if they get recreated again.