Today I put together a little visualizer for Mastodon threads. The graph layout is nothing special, but:
- it has structured keyboard shortcuts (up for parent, down for child, left/right for siblings) which might be more useful for understanding a complex thread
- as always you can live-edit it so it's hopefully easy to improve
One other little integration: opening links in browsers opens up all sorts of cross-platform cans of worms, so I ended up just copying a URL to the clipboard any time you click on a toot.
From a malleable systems point of view, the best strategy for the link question would be to let users supply their own function for it, and document how to do that.
Nice to see some UI experimentation here. It's a bit disappointing that most Mastodon clients just look like Twitter.