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A collection of things @cassolotl made for those new to , based on common questions in the public timelines during influxes of new folks. :)

Privacy settings:

Local vs. federated timelines:

A two-way 🐘🐦 @crossposter:

How to find and interact with toots that haven't reached your instance yet:

Trending topics:

Meanwhile in , the sun shines and the backyard is bustling with life; flowers, insects and the neighbour that blasts 'Als Je Wint' for the entire neighborhood!


First #Florence release, the community Mastodon fork (which aims notably to solve its governance issues). So it's an initial release which is not meant to bring a lot of big changes.
And it's already very pleasant to see the changelog:
- toot length configurable by te admin (without any code hack as in Mastodon)
- same for the bio
- **we can choose to display DMs on the main TL**

I can't wait to see the next steps ! 🀩

Everytime I see a conference at the other side of the world, half of me thinks "damn, I want to go", while the other half of me thinks "damn, how many people from that continent could go with the same money"

Further mapping out the current mastodon universe around #opensource digital art software

These folks are already here


These folks are hashtagged alot


Those are the hashtags people generally use


Obviously I might be missing some, this is a quick search


, a cooperatively-run bar in , that has been a strong support for the political arts scene of the city & grassroots organisation, is turning into an autonomous social center.

Tomorrow 7.06 in , join for the next edition of . Participants will engage, in various ways, with digital network practices. I'm happy to facilitate the discussion "networks are people too"!

hi @graphicore @m @ale @Tatica and finally at @lgm welcome to!

I don't know how familiar you are with the fediverse but due to it's distributed nature it can be tough to find both people you know and discover new people or conversations you'd be interested in.

Everyone on our local timeline will see your posts, but to spread beyond it is recommended to use hashtags.

A good way of introducing yourself is by making a post introducing yourself to the wider network and mentioning your interests in / . This way people know how to find you.

Here is a post with links to explanations on the different visibility settings for posts and the different timelines in the interface.

hope you enjoy your stay and if you have questions feel free to DM me!

Hey everyone. Please Welcome @ale to the . He is one of the core contributor to @lgm, maintainer of our infrastructure and developer.

"This is not the same thing as persuading people that the thing itself matters: they usually know it does. The task is to persuade people that _they_ matter: they know they usually don’t."

A year ago I tried learning ActivityPub, and more or less failed. I was confounded by a spec that was so abstract I couldn't make heads or tails of it. Turns out I was missing some key things.

I have written a guide to learning about ActivityPub that I wish existed a year ago when I first set out to learn how to write social media servers that conform to the spec:

Inspired by a presentation by @aiscarvalho and @rlafuente, we ask you: supposing these 3 terms describe the same thing, which one would you prefer?

Help us put this account on the front page of the by boosting this toot. 😜

Libre Graphics Meeting official account is on the .

Thank you @rra for the help setting it up and to for hosting us.

Did you know it's possible to pin multiple tags in the Mastodon interface? Handy way to follow from a distance..

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