Saturday Night Genealogy Fun

Calling all Genea-Musings Fans:

It’s Saturday Night again –

Time for some more Genealogy Fun!!

Here is your assignment, should you decide to accept it (you ARE reading this, so I assume that you really want to play along – cue the Mission Impossible music!):

1)  What was your genealogy-related highlight of this past week (or two weeks)?  

While I’d love to write about my highlight of the past few weeks, I don’t think I can at this time.

SO — another highlight of my past week, has to do more with social media than genealogy.

I received an INVITE CODE to Blue Sky. Yes, this is another potential replacement to Twitter. While I’ve only had an account for a little over a day, I think Blue Sky looks promising.

So, what are the advantages and disadvantages of the various Twitter like platforms.


  • Now called ‘X’
  • Rumored that it will start charging
  • Users report increased bullying
  • Many genealogists have left
  • Scientists and reporters still seem to be present
  • Posting from Feedly goes to drafts
  • Twitter broke ability for WordPress blog to share posts on Twitter


  • Confusing — at least to me
  • Logged in on my phone but don’t know where to go to login on computer
  • Posting from Feedly WORKS
  • Some genealogists here
  • Some users have multiple accounts — likely on multiple servers
  • Scientists and reporters may be here
  • WordPress blog automatically shares post on Mastodon


  • Many genealogists moved here
  • Some scientists and reporters are here
  • CAN’T search for anything covid related
  • Can only share ONE blog post from Feedly without closing and re-opening Feedly
  • Cannot automatically share posts from WordPress blog to Threads


  • Can automatically share posts from WordPress blog to Tumblr
  • Scientists and reporters that I follow are not on this platform
  • Few genealogists here
  • Cannot share from Feedly to Tumblr


  • Requires invite code or placement on wait list
  • Looks like and behaves like Twitter
  • Currently can’t share from Feedly to BlueSky
  • Currently can’t share from WordPress to BlueSky
  • Few genealogists here
  • Scientists and Reporters hers
  • Can search for covid information

So, what is my preference:

  1. BlueSky — this is promising and I’m hoping that the ability to share from Feedly and WordPress will be added
  2. Someone purchasing Twitter and restoring the functionality and ability to report / block bullies
  3. Mastodon — This would be promising IF it wasn’t so confusing to use.
  4. Threads — For genealogy, this might work — BUT — I use this platform to stay on top of public health news including COVID. Since searching for COVID related topics is blocked, I doubt that I will fully embrace this platform — even if they fix the sharing issues.

One thought on “Saturday Night Genealogy Fun

  1. Linda Stufflebean

    Interesting details. I don’t have anything really to add since I tend to avoid most social media.

Comments are closed.