Tina Turner passed away today, which is sad.
A bit of social media platform data - I saw a single post about it on Mastodon, and many posts about it on BlueSky. This continues to reinforce how I think of these platforms.
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@cleverdevil 6 mentions on my Mastodon and 3 on Bluesky for me. So maybe it’s just who you follow?
@matthieu_xyz I basically never want to look at any timeline but my own follows. It probably speaks as much to who I follow as it does the networks themselves.
@pratik it’s definitely a lot about who I choose to follow, but I do also think it reflects on the networks themselves.
@cleverdevil Agree but I like to reflect on our expectations (I was guilty of this as well). Why do we expect instant news or reactions from everyone on our follow list about the said instant news? Isn’t that just leading to performative posting? E.g., if I don’t post about Tina Turner’s death, my followers will think I don’t care about her. This thought follows after the race to post the news first ends.
@pratik yeah totally fair. For what it’s worth, I don’t actually have any expectations, I just am commenting on what I am seeing :)
@cleverdevil Yup I know. I hope you didn’t feel like I am calling you out on anything but wanted to put my thoughts out there in case people inferred from your observations 😀
@pratik hah, no worries at all, and I definitely took your responses the way you intended. 😇
@santim The people I tend to follow here are people I know personally, fellow tech nerds, and a handful of well-known people.
On Bluesky I follow more journalists/celebs, people I know that aren’t on Mastodon, etc.
Bluesky has more of a legacy Twitter vibe. Mastodon is something different. I like both!
@misuba I think Bluesky just feels more like Twitter with less uptight “well-actually” replies. There are also more journalists, musicians, entertainers, etc. over there. I saw nothing but respectful, appreciative mourning for the loss of Tina Turner both here and on Bluesky. I just saw *more* of it there.
@jonathan I saw more than a few posts on Mastodon 🤷♀️
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Matthieu, May 24 2023 on calckey.social