Twitter has users. Mainstream (Silicon Valley) tech and drug dealers are the only two groups to use that term to describe people. And they're both obsessed with manufacturing addiction and exploiting those people. Calling people users is a form of othering.

Let's do better.

Mastodon doesn't have users. Mastodon has people. Call them members if you must. But not users.

Twitter, Facebook, and Google have users. We have people.

CC @Gargron

@aral @Gargron What to say about people here that come from Twitter?

@aral @Gargron but as you described, I feel like falling in one of either groups as I'm a long time user of twitter but I have never felt like one member of those groups.

@Gargron @aral Heck, I'm from Twitter, I followed people from twitter to here during the first population explosion, and I have never faced the people you're talking about. I'm sure there are still people like you and me there.