Okay, so I’ve decided to renew my Micro.blog subscription, and see if I can make it work for me as my go to social network.
I’ve been slowly been becoming less invested in what I see on Twitter, and the endless hot-takes and throwaway opinions. And at the same time, I’ve been having a peek at what people are posting on Micro.blog, and also replying to the odd post. It certainly feels like a whole different environment to the rest of the internet.
A phrase Greg Morris used when describing Micro.blog resonated with me a lot: “One of the reasons I love micro.blog is because it is so slow”. I get a sense of that too. When you’re on Twitter, it feels like a packed motorway with every car going at 100mph, and the only way for you to use it is to jump on and do it at the same speed. There’s no time to breathe or to think.
I can’t quite put it into words, but a rough analogy would be that on Twitter it feels like everyone is talking at one another, but on Micro.blog you’re actually talking to one another.