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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.

@chendricks I tried this approach too, but it never worked for me. I always end up mixing things and confusing myself.
After all, I am one single person 😊

@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.

@fredmbarros @chendricks @wanderingELT Best solution I've found so far is "Subway Tooter," the Android app—lets me be on multiple accounts at the same time

But yeah, I'd agree, more sophisticated tools to move accounts among instances or link them together would be great

@bgcarlisle @wanderingELT @chendricks yes, that's the best solution so far - Amaroq (iOS app for Mastodon) let's you do that too -, but then you have to keep switching from one account to another just to see if something happened there, if someone tagged or answered you and so on. I think account linking would be more useful.

Christina Hendricks @chendricks

@fredmbarros @wanderingELT @bgcarlisle That's how I deal with it on iOS--Amaroq and Mustor both allow you to switch back and forth pretty easily, but you do have to switch. And I forgot to check this instance for two days and so missed this conversation until now!