Apparently there is an influx of new people. (I can't tell from where I sit other than people saying there is.) In times like this, I just like to keep my head down. My favored use of social media is slow and deliberate. I like kind, genuine people. The other social media never worked well for me, but the fediverse has generally worked (even before Mastodon came along). Welcome aboard to any new users. Be patient, be kind, and I hope you find a nice spot here.