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.
@byterhymer @Gargron I feel you're missing my point: I'm not denying the status quo (that everyone calls people who use various technologies “users”), I’m saying we should change the status quo and leave the term to Silicon Valley, where it makes sense, and make a conscious decision to use a term that is impossible to use for othering and which actually pushes us to think of people as people.