anyone use mastodon or pleroma or a fediverse equivalent? the more i use Subreply, the more I realize I like Subreply better. probably because the community is so tiny and the posts aren't as low effort as the ones twitter/mastodon seems to encourage.
I'm more happy on subreply than on the fediverse side. I think people in here are more happy to engage and discuss with one another, but it feels like people on fediverse are more there to broadcast.
That seems an acute observation. The bigger the platform, the less likely it is to engage in meaningful exchanges. When broadcasting something, who are we talking to? We're either trying to reach someone or simply throwing words into the wind. With a smaller community we have the advantage of being more grounded. If we shout out something, there's a higher chance someone will hear. And that ends up demanding we're overall more thoughtful in what we say.