@andi on glitchsoc there's the bookmark feature, that works like a fav but it's only for yourself and it adds it to a separate list
@wxcafe This is pretty close to what I'm thinking.
finding old toots
@andi Definitely. It might work along browser bookmark lines, but allowing easier moving and creation of folders than most browsers seem to accommodate.
I suppose the counterargument is one can just use those same bookmarks - but, something that resided within the instance UX would seem more appropriate, as well as permitting browser/client independence, were an API provided.
finding old toots
@porsupah Yeah, totally this; there's also a good opportunity here to enhance the search functionality by having it boost toots that have been bookmarked, all without ever having to do anything overly complex with Elastic search or whatever.
as twitter was created as a business and ultimately as a driver of consumption I don't think anyone has really given much thought to what microblogging might look like if it focused on something other than what is popular and happening right this very second.
I love your idea and in general find the idea of treating microblogging as a method of collecting (and not just engaging with and then forgetting) ideas and thoughts very interesting!
@Alonealastalovedalongthe Totally 💯 this; I have a few tropes I revisit in my posting and if nothing else it would be nice to be able to create a collection of these I can pass along to non-Mastodon users.
@andi I'd love that. There's so many bits of advice or recommendations I want to save, so I fav them, but that gets lost *super* fast in the rush of new info.
@andi What I do: copy various toot threads I write over to my own site, lightly editted.
For me these are descriptions of how various software projects (WebKit and GTK usually) works.
This is the personal instance of Andi N. Fiziks. Love me or hate me it's still an obsession 😘