It's been very slow going. Never came here as a refugee from G+ as I barely used it over the years (same with FB). Signed up with G+ almost at the beginning and was never impressed. When it started, it became a numbers game for a lot of people. Quick momma - how many followers do I have now, how about now? So I looked every once in a while and probably interacted a dozen times a year when I remembered the site existed. So I have no sadness or joy, when I see it go the way of many other Google hypes. When they have drained you dry of information they move on.
Back in 2011, I also joined diaspora but never managed to figure it all out. Not the technical - the people part. Either very heavy into tech or into other worlds. Tried to do the share bit and failed miserably. Never closed the account so I visited once a year to check out what was happening. Usually quiet and little change from the previous visit.
Now of course, with the influx from G+ the pace has really quickened and I've found it far more interesting and easy to handle. However, you never know. The pace has slipped after the initial rush to the pluspora pod and I wonder how long some of the newcomers will stay connected plus continue to share and comment. (To be on the safe side due to pods going down or disappearing, I did join 2 other pods as backups!)
Now onto the rest where I've signed on but may not be excited and active.
A twitter clone. Doesn't make any difference whether it's 140, 280 or infinite characters - hard to follow. You're immersed in frenzied outpouring of personal joy, grief or nonsensical spewing. It only works when you're locked in a stream with similar denizens.
Didn't take me long to figure there was no public stream. My initial post languished alone so I was finally forced to tread gingerly around the communities. Finally joined an open photography one where I've uploaded a few pics but conversation is sparse. The closed communities with 'approvals' required make me nervous. Now that the fringe elements of both political spectrum are homing in on the site, it makes me pause to reconsider my joining the site. Could be a click on the 'Delete My Account' button may be my future response.
Have barely signed on. In fact, all I've managed so far is one post to tell the world I'm there plus a couple of comments when I managed to slow down the stream. Lack of onsite notifications (you do get email ones) makes it difficult to keep up. And finding the post you commented on seems to have escaped me to date.
Here I am. Previous posts have revealed my odd problem with the site most of which could probably be remedied by simply cloning to another hub. Perhaps later. What I really like about hubzilla is the ability to maintain a sort of blog - gives me the opportunity to be a wee bit more verbose.
Other than these, the only other site I have, at the moment, resides on WordPress where I generally post once a week. I still have accounts at sites back into the nineties which I never use but am loathe to pull the plugs.