Anyone else hope Mastodon gets away from the word "toot?"
(Also, yes, most Americans probably associate toot with fart...)
(I have friends in Canada, LatAm and South America)
What do you suggest instead?
@killyourfm Not more than I think twitter should get away from tweet. I like that there is a funny word for posting but most of the time I dont use it similar to how I dont use "google-ing" for searching the internet etc..
I dont mind if platforms have their own insider vocabulary but most of the time a more general phrase might be better.
@firstname.lastname@example.org I dunno, I like this word, I think it originally comes from the sound of elephant makes. Also, I don't see a problem with fart, like for reals we're talking about short twitter-like message most people won't even think through before writing. Is there any term better then fart for this?)
@killyourfm It seems that is what elephants, and mastodonts, do. But in Spanish "Barritar" was rejected as translation. I think "SHARE" or "COMPARTE" would be a better verb,
@killyourfm I like the word, and I've never associated it with anything rather than a sound that horns (or elephants) make :P would be very sad to see it replaced with a generic word like "post"
@killyourfm in my opinion i hope they keep it. It makes social media less boring and more personal :)
@killyourfm At first I thought "that's bad marketing!" and now I think I'm less concerned with marketing. If I could come up with something cute that didn't mean fart I might suggest it.
@killyourfm not sure what they should replace it with, but yeah, "toot" I don't think will catch on like tweet.
@killyourfm yes. I still accidentally call them tweets, even after about 10 months of only interacting with Twitter through notifications and ActivityPub bridges.
I try to use the term “post”, but I don’t really love that term either — when I talk about writing on a weblog, I prefer to use “article”, “entry”, or something like that.
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