My thoughts on Bluesky, Mastodon and Twitter

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Twitter (X) is history thanks to Elon Musk. That's a shame, but it's also an opportunity. An opportunity for other providers to do better.

A subjective explanation

Thanks to X's more or less open API and Musk's more than questionable policies, it has become a den of bots, fascists and conspiracy believers.


Mastodon has these currents as well. In contrast to X, however, you don't have to block every single user, but can block the entire server if it turns out to be a gathering place for dubious characters and bots. A clear advantage over X.


Bluesky is currently still in a beta phase and only allows registration with an invite code. Although the API can then also be used to post content as a quasi bot, it is currently still the case that politically extreme accounts are blocked.

What do I use?

I have accounts on all three platforms. I will not delete the X account. This is partly for sentimental reasons, as I opened it in July 2007, and partly because I don't want anyone to steal my handle and mess things up.

On Mastodon, I appreciate the unagitatedness of the users as well as the topics. In my eyes, it is an oasis of information gathering that is easy on my blood pressure.

On Bluesky, on the other hand, it's like on X. The riotous big accounts have already landed and are thundering through the timeline. I occasionally find that good, because linguistically they often choose the words I can't think of, even if I don't really like the habitus.


What you use doesn't matter as long as it makes you feel good. Nor do I have mutuals on X that can't be found on any other network. And...

Oh, I don't know. Musk has turned something great into a big pile of shit and two alternatives are one too many. Anyone who wants to follow me (my content there is mainly in German) is welcome to do so:

X (Twitter)

Edit: All in all, most of the time I feel more familiar with Bluesky than with Mastodon.

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