Where tf are more Black and POC mastadon users?! This is so exhausting! Is there a magic hashtag I don’t know about? These hashtags are NOT working. I seem to be the only one using them. Wyt ppl share this, so Black POC users you know can find each other! Thats if you follow any on here lol! @BlackEnbys

@fimi_biscuit i'm brown, and yeah, it's just hard to find specific people in general on here. it's not always obvious, for one, and the communities are so diffuse, as well.

Isn't that a trait of a better society tho? Nobody cares who's black, white, gay or straight, etc. Everyone is human, everyone uses Mastodon

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I will be honest it has more to do with recognition than isolation. Maybe it's me but it's important to recognize the differences between communities structures, flattening them all to being the same isn't exactly the best idea.
Granted that makes things a lot more messy to deal with but to have the spice of life means to recognize the different colors of life.

@fimi_biscuit most of them got ran off of here because harassment or just keep a low profile (because harassment)

We here, just quietly.

I'll be honest there are a couple of reasons to this, biggest being a lot of people who use mastodon expecting it to react the same way as Twitter quickly find themselves disappointed. And then leave.

I think the second would be, it would actually be easy for someone to build an entire instance that caters to specific communities. Like the black community, like the Latina/Latinx community... We've already seen subsections of the LGBTQ+ community represented here. It's just that I feel that no one's going to do it because unlike twitter there is no immediate payoff. Twitter at least gives you notoriety, mastodon is simply to young for that kind of effect.

> These hashtags are NOT working. I seem to be the only one using them.

Hastag searches can only find posts on your instance, or instances it actively federates with, because someone on your instance has followed someone on theirs. If your instance is new, or has a small or minimally active population, the limit of a hashtag search is limited. You could try search tools like:


@fimi_biscuit solidarity to black creators. You folks raised twitter, vine, now TikTok , and it's about time to own your content instead of giving it away to corporate masters for visibility.

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