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Have you used mastodon, how is it for a person coming from twitter
 
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depends what you use twitter for.
 
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and you can create a bookmarklet like this to share on desktop.

javascript:window.open("https://instance.url/share?text="+encodeURI(document.title+" "+location.href));

though it does not work on some urls. only title is fetched not the url.
 
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Mastodon is where every moderator can read your DMs and if they deem you to be talking behind their backs you will get banned. It’s the inverse of Twitter, where people can publicly make fun of
@elonmusk
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You think Musk can't read your dms if he wants to?

Here you go. He wants to offer e2e dms. But right now even he admits Twitter dms are accessible.


And the Cheong guy posted a screenshot of a post from Stux where he complains about reports. Reports like people make here. Influencers hate mastodon because they are not treated like royalty there. So they shit on it.

Masto instances are like forums. If you expect them to work like private companies, you are better on a platform like Hive.



There are a LOT of issues with this platform. Most of them are highlighted by a server admin in this post: Jerry Bell :verified_paw: :donor: (@[email protected])

But admins of instances are not passing their time reading your direct messages. There is a good reason why Twitter, Mastodon and even XenForo calls them DMs and not PMs. They are not private. They are not encrypted. And they are accessible to the owner of the platform.

Good luck to Twitter if they can turn their DMs into encrypted PMs. It would be great for their users. In reality, if you are having private conversations on any public platform that does not offer proper end to end encryption, it might be a good idea to stop doing that. Use Signal. Or any of the other apps that allows you to do that.

Mastodon could do better. Improve their message on the DM section where they just mention lack of end to end encryption. They should make it more visible that the owners of instances have access to their accounts. They can do anything with your accounts. It does not feel weird to me because I have been running a platform like that for 18 years now. But I get it, it is not obvious for regular folks who rely on services offered by big companies with well defined privacy policies and come under government regulations.

But spreading FUD is not the way to do it.
 
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Twitter DM being unencrypted is old news, pre-Musk.

John McAfee was arrested because of it


Musk even before buying Twitter wanted to make it encrypted and glad to know he is doing that.

I doubt Musk would read anyone's dm because he will face massive lawsuits all over the world. There are layers of things.

Truth Social is based on Mastodon

 
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Yeah I am sure Twitter has layers of security left today to stop musk from reading dms of people if he wants to.
 
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Last line of that tweet of Cheong is hilarious. When Musk wasn't Twitter CEO he used to block people for smallest reasons and making fun of him, now when he wants he gets the accounts banned and fires them if they work at his companies
 
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Could Elon Musk Read Your Twitter DMs?
Theoretically yes but in reality, No


There is more possibility of

Twitter Insiders Allegedly Spied for Saudi Arabia

There have been instances of employees of Facebook, Google, Snapchat etc spying on other's messages.
 
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So I haven't posted about this. This is one of the many tools that tries to find mastodon users from your twitter feed. It is not perfect but can get you started if you are starting to explore masto.

Mastodon-bridge (I like this one because it is just nicer to use compared to others)

Other tools that use similar techniques and likely to show same results:

Find Fediverse accounts of your Twitter followings
Fedifinder (mirror)
Fedifinder (mirror)
Debirdify
Twitodon - Find your Twitter friends on Mastodon