You know, with a name like , youโ€™d think would make an operating system that was more transparent to the user about what it does, but with it being closed sourced and , itโ€™s really just an opaque windowโ€ฆso itโ€™s not really a window, just a decorative piece in the wall. ๐Ÿ™ƒ

You know, with a name like , youโ€™d think would make an operating system that was more transparent to the user about what it does, but with it being closed sourced and , itโ€™s really just an opaque windowโ€ฆso itโ€™s not really a window, just a decorative piece in the wall. ๐Ÿ™ƒ

There have been a lot of fresh faces here recently. If you're totally new to Mastodon or the Fediverse, welcome! ๐Ÿ‘‹

It works a bit like email: you only need to sign up on one site, because you can follow people on other sites as the sites talk to each other. Telephones are similar, you can call people on other phone networks without having to buy a new phone, because phone networks are all connected together.

There are lots of good reasons why the Fediverse works like this, here's a thread explaining more about this:

If you're looking for people to follow, here are a couple of good places to try:

Trunk is a community-run opt-in directory of people looking for followers, you can browse it at

FediFollows is a directory of accounts dedicated to specific topics, you can browse it at

If you have any questions about Mastodon or the Fediverse, @ me or DM me!

#FediTips #MastoTips #Fediverse #Mastodon

I hope that one day, there will be enough phones and devices that it would be feasible to create a federated โ€œFind Myโ€ network for Linux devices.

It saddens me when people who have the platform and ability to lead others off of abusive platforms like Facebook or google instead defend those platforms because they make money from them.

Anymore Iโ€™ve stopped engaging with such replies but it gets me every time I read them (and it is a lot, especially on Twitter).

Be better.

I eventually settled on the idea of transferring the files over the โ€œnetworkโ€ by using an Ethernet cable connected to my parentโ€™s iMac and my Linux PC. No internet or even a LAN connection. Just peer to peer. Hopefully this works.

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So, I decided to buy a 4 TB SSD & 4 TB hard drive to transfer my files from an encrypted APFS hard drive to an encrypted EXT4 formatted SSD so I can get access to those files again. The hard drive is to act as a backup for the files on the new SSD, and Iโ€™ll back those files up as I transfer them.

TruthSocial, Fediblock, pol adjacent 

Update via @schlink

The Libre campaign group @conservancy is threatening to sue Trump if he doesn't obey rules of Mastodon licence:

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Hey there! ๐Ÿ‘‹

A number of people over past few months have assumed I'm a bot or some kind of automated account.

I can assure you I am not, there is a human being behind this keyboard! I write and post everything manually, there's no scheduling or scripts or stuff like that.

If you have any questions about the Fediverse, or requests or suggestions or comments or feedback just @ or DM me, I will try to help if I can.

The aim of this account is to help and encourage people use the #Fediverse, even with the most basic things. There's no such thing as a stupid question! ๐Ÿ‘

#TruthSocial nonsense 

Also, if Trump really cared about bringing freedom of speech to everyone, maybe DONโ€™T steal other peopleโ€™s work and claim it as your own and violate the AGPL of their work. People will notice and you will only make yourself look like a con artist. And donโ€™t brand your social media as everything being true, either. Freedom of speech does not always mean anything you say is true. Iโ€™m all for Trump making his own proper instance of Mastodon, but donโ€™t do dirtbaggery like this.

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#TruthSocial nonsense 

And the fact that the posts on that instance are called โ€œtruthsโ€ really makes me confused and worried. I might as well create a new account on it, post โ€œ2+2=Cheese is the only correct answer. Itโ€™s the truth, and you canโ€™t change my mind.โ€ And watch people FREAK out! ๐Ÿ˜‚

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#TruthSocial nonsense 

The Federated timeline doesnโ€™t appear to be a thing on his instance, as itโ€™s literally not there on the screenshot of the web client for when you use a web browser. Iโ€™m guessing heโ€™s trying to filter out other people in other instances which he probably classifies it as (given his attitude, personified on this social media wannabe) โ€œliesโ€.

If you're very confident running your own server, you can self-host your own instance of any Fediverse platform.

Here are some installation instructions for advanced users:

BookWyrm (Goodreads alternative)

Friendica (Facebook alternative)

FunkWhale (music and podcasts)

Mastodon (Twitter alternative)

Mobilizon (Facebook Events alternative)

PeerTube (YouTube alternative)

PixelFed (Instagram alternative)

WriteFreely (Medium alternative)

If you're not an advanced user, or if you don't like doing server maintenance/installation, try one of the easier options mentioned in previous posts in this thread.

#FediTips #Fediverse #SelfHosting

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maybe u wouldnt be like "the kids have not got fully-developed brains" if u stopped interrupting their brain development by not letting them fucking do anything


Trump's new social network is preparing to launch... look familiar?

I advise you get on blocking the below domains.

You knew it was going to happen.

Boost it far and wide!


Donald Trump's new social media page "Truth Social" is just a Mastodon instance, I can see it at a glance:

#trump #truthsocial

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