Twitter may be burning, but I’m not leaving yet (as I have said a thousand times before). Still, it is good to have alternatives, and so I set up an account on Mastodon back in November ’22 when we all felt the evil presence of You-Know-Who.
But much as I like the ideas behind Mastodon (and much as I want to like using it), I still find it a bit boring. It is a nicer place, there is far less vitriol, people are thoughtful and post interesting stuff, and it is not at all addictive.
More recently, many of my Twitter buddies began moving to Bluesky, so I was quite happy when I was given an invitation code a few weeks ago. Bluesky at least looks very much like Twitter, and the recent influx of Political Scientists is massive, so it feels like this specific community is finally embarking on their exodus from the Muskoverse.
Update: codes are no longer required, but you may grab one for its sentimental value. It’s basically like an NFT now.
As of January 2024, Bluesky is still invitation-only, but you can join me there by using one of these invitation codes.
Update: While the initial codes are all gone now, I will add any new ones as I get them.
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