I've been asking people around me what is holding them from using Mastodon (even after some of them joined), and I got 4 reasons:

1) Not many people here
2) Can't find people here even if they're here
3) It looks very complicated, especially the instances thing
4) Doesn't seem too different from Birdsite so why bother

For people to adopt this platform, these four points need to be addressed. And that too in ultra-simple non-nerdy language.

Some answers I've come up with:

1) Not many people

Yep. But the platform is gaining traction. Just look at the kind of conversations I have been having here. People are crazy responsive.

(Here I show them the same post I've done on Birdsite, Facesite and Mastodon.)

The quality of responses here are wayyyy better too. Not some "jali na teri" memes. People will come! You come first!

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2) Can't find people here even if they're here

Sure you can. But then, think of it this way, go to #India #Introduction and just follow a new lot of people. You can follow the regular folks on Birdsite only, but here you get to follow a whole new crop of interesting folks.

(Here I tell them to go to "Follows" on my profile)

Hopefully this will help. I'm following a lot of Indians here. Cheggit.

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@KavitaKrishnan In order to discover more Indians on this platform, please scan those hashtags. @Memeghnad

@KavitaKrishnan Just put those two in the Search. You'll find people from India who are introducing themselves there. Pick out the ones you like and follow away!

Try both separately and together.

This is for just #introduction: mastodon.social/web/timelines/

@KavitaKrishnan @Memeghnad just click the hashtag and see the introductions of different people. Choose who you want to follow.

@KavitaKrishnan

Also verify yourself. Put your Twitter profile link as a label here on your profile. Put this link on your twitter in add website section.

<a rel="me" href="mastdn.social/@KavitaKrishnan">Mastodon</a>

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