After completing the setup process for new users, I was prompted to follow 50 suggested accounts.Of course, one was Trump's account (823,000 followers). Another was Fox News anchor Sean Hannity (372,000). And another was the account of Kyle Rittenhouse (269,000), who in November last year was acquitted of all charges after fatally shooting two people during protests over the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin.Other suggested follows included the meme account Cats with Jobs (38,000), an account entitled Hot Chicks Golfing (61,000), and the official NASA account (113,000).Once I'd followed these accounts, my feed of truths – what Truth Social calls posts – started filling up, but with very little original content. As I scrolled through my feed, I found that most posts were just linked-out articles on websites, posted automatically via RSS feeds.A few media outlets, including Fox-owned tabloid TMZ and right-wing UK newspaper The Daily Mail, had Truth Social presences.But other mainstream news organizations were missing: CNN, NBC, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal weren't there (though there was no shortage of parody accounts for these publications).Interestingly, Fox News, which was once Trump's news network of choice, didn't appear to have a presence. There was an account called @FoxNewsChannel but it only had 5,920 followers, and has only posted 30 truths altogether.There was an RSS aggregating bot for Fox Sports' website, which had 76,300 followers, but the account didn't appear to be affiliated with Fox itself.A few prominent conservatives were active on Truth Social.Fox News host Sean Hannity had racked up 372,000 followers and was posting several truths a day. Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene and congressman Paul Gosar respectively had 71,600 followers and 12,400 followers.But these accounts were the exception rather than the rule. A host of prominent Republicans and conservative commentators – including Ben Shapiro and Infowars host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones – weren't anywhere to be seen.Through the app's profile finder, I couldn't find any verified US Senators, or Democrats from either congressional chamber.I did find a few Republican lawmakers, though. Representatives Byron Donalds and Lisa McClain were there, with 1,000 and 233 followers respectively – but neither had posted any truths. Representative Clay Higgins was also there, with 4,320 users and seven posts.I could search for topic hashtags, but even hashtags you'd think would generate a lot of user engagement, like those related to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, were barely getting any traction. For example, only 1,320 people were using the #Ukraine hashtag.One Ukraine-related hashtag I surfaced on the app was #Ukrainebiolabs.There's a debunked conspiracy theory that Ukraine is engaging in clandestine bio weapons testing, funded by the United States. Still, the conspiracy theory has been spread by sites like Infowars and Russian disinformation channels. It was also mentioned on three separate Fox News segments hosted by Tucker Carlson. Still, the hashtag linked to very few posts and had limited engagement.Truth Social's user interface closely resembles Twitter's but has several gaps in functionality.You can reply, reblog, and like truths but you can't add your own comments in quote-tweet style. You can however block and mute users.There's a direct messages feature but it hadn't been activated when I used the app.Truth Social seems to have a service for verifying users with a red check mark, but few profiles had it. Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin appears to have a Truth Social account, with one Truth posted and 5,010 followers, but her page wasn't verified.Even the people you'd expect to be avid users of Truth Social, like Trump himself, are barely active.A truth from Trump's account, posted about a month prior, said: Get Ready! Your favorite President will see you soon!The former president hadn't posted since.Even if Trump was posting frequently on Truth Social, he still wouldn't be generating anything like the level of engagement he enjoyed on Twitter before he was banned. As of April 1, 2022, Trump had just around 823,000 followers on Truth Social – compared with 88 million followers on Twitter in early January 2021.Truth Social was meant to be a haven for conservative discussion. It felt more like Bot Social. For example, many of the replies to Trump's solitary post were adverts for a niche cryptocurrency. And even popular hashtags turned up mainly bot-generated posts or non-organic content.It's not impossible that Truth Social could take off at some point in the future. For now, though, it's some way off becoming the social media platform of choice for Trump and his supporters.And other apps that attract right-wing audiences, like Gettr, a cancel-free app founded last year by former Trump aide Jason Miller, have more users and are getting more daily engagement.