As one of the main Mastodon developers, I can't promise you that Mastodon will be a complete and exact Twitter replacement for you, but it may fit your use-cases, at least it does for me.
Just keep in mind that it is not exactly the same thing, some core design decisions are different (there isn't an unique centrally-governed website, but many interconnected servers operated by different individuals and organizations) and thus the tradeoffs can be different as well.
While I personally don't think Mastodon should aim at being an exact replacement to Twitter, I do hope Mastodon can be useful to more people wanting an alternative to Twitter! And I know there are lots of room for improvement, on things we do know, and on things we don't.
Also keep in mind that Mastodon is developed by only two core developers payed through a non-profit funded through sponsorship, grants and donations, so please be patient!
Additionally, the UI for direct messages feels a bit confusing. When clicking "Direct messages" it took me a moment to realize that the blank screen was intentional. 🤔 I think adding a compose button on that page would do a world of good.
It’s also odd (and potentially panic-inducing) to see direct messages in-feed, imo.
my name is Amy, & I am very new to mastodon. I joined @tech.lgbt because I’m a bisexual front-end developer, so it sounded apt hah
When I’m not breaking the front-end of websites and software, I like to draw comics, make zines, and wander around in nature.
Currently, I post comics on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_aimaloo/
^ working on syndicating from my website, eventually.
front-end developer meandering aimlessly across the internet. PNW.
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