Twitter for News and Information

Do I miss Twitter? Not really.

There are a few things that bring me back occasionally to do a search. Mostly it’s real-time news or information, including breaking news events like earthquakes or plane crashes. It’s also things like updates from our transit service on diversions and closures.

Over time as more and more people join Mastodon, there will invariably be more of that kind of information away from Twitter as well. A bot sort of provides re-posts of the transit information in Toronto, but it’s not all that reliable. I might just create my own with a combination of the various services I want all in a single Mastodon account.

When Twitter started, it didn’t have all this stuff either and it took a long time before it became the place the world went for information and news. Mastodon will get there eventually.

James Koole @jameskoole