Disappointment can smack you on the back of the head sometimes. Besides Hubzilla I have also been reasonably active on Identica/StatusNet/GNUSocial for years. As it is in its slow death spiral now, I thought I'd connect to a few ActivityPub-using folks via Hubzilla.

I found someone (who shall remain nameless) whose podcast output I have admired (mostly Linux/free software howtos and the like). Could be interesting I thought.

I was not expecting scores of Breibart, second amendment hectoring, anti-immigrant and Islam stuff and essentially lazy Twitter retweets.

Colour me surprised.

@elmussol There's a small but perfectly formed rump of identi.ca folk here including @mnw @kevie @jwildeboer

We have also welcomed @fitheach@mstdn.io into our heaving bosom to keep us honest. He combines fantastic photography from Scotland with thought provoking insights into UK politics

Why, we even talk to a Brit who moved to the fabulous Oslo and works for Microsoft!

Also, the Aussies are still out there, not making podcasts, watching Dr Who, drinking wine and dodging bushfires @tregeagle@microblog.mjd.id.au and @mjd@microblog.mjd.id.au



'Why, we even talk to a Brit who moved to the fabulous Oslo and works for Microsoft !'

As trawling through the entire Federation might take a while, this individual is actually....


Works for Microsoft, lives in Oslo, runs (well rents) his own Mastodon host. Go figure.

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