Is this a good idea? I don't know yet. Already I'm having trouble deciding what to put on which account, and what to do about the fact that some people are following me on both. I want to post academic/professional stuff to my "personal" mastodon and birdsite accounts, but then some people see them twice.
Sigh. We'll see how this goes.
@wanderingELT @chendricks I have five accounts on different instances and it annoys me. This one is a new one I've just created. I do this because otherwise I feel I won't be able to find people who share some specific interest I have, hence I've an account for Linux-related stuff other for art, etc., but I'd rather concentrate it all in one account.
I think there could be a feature to link accounts from different instances. Don't you think it'd solve some of those problems?
@wanderingELT @chendricks maybe we could suggest it to the guy who created masto. Being more specific, I thought that linked accounts would allow you to receive notifications from all of your accounts in one place, but have discrete "home" timelines, like it happens now. On the plus side, one of the criticisms federated networks receive is that multiple instances make it hard to know if a given account is really the true account of that person. Linked accounts would solve this problem.