Jatan Mehta blogs about the noisiness of most social networks, and how Micro.blog takes a different approach:

Micro.blog is the only Fediverse-compatible platform I know of which truly does away with likes, boosts, follower counts, and hashtags. I wish all social networks removed these pointless stats by default.

Some people like the extra activity of boosts and notifications, and that’s fine too. I do think it can help with discoverability. But not every network needs to work the same way. If every network was a clone of Twitter, the social web would be much less interesting.

Manton Reece @manton