syuilo: hey guys so i made this sns thing i call it Ms. Key and
tosti: OK GUYS DO YOUR THING
half of fedi: migrates to mk
S. Y. Uilo, CEO of Mrs. Key: ohno
On fediverse, remember that your admin has access to their instance database, and can read whatever you post, and whatever posts you can read, no matter what the access level is (and this includes DMs, of course). This is not significantly different to monolithic social media, except that the admin potentially has a smaller pool of people they can spy on, if they're so inclined. You should always share particularly sensitive information via end-to-end encrypted chat, no matter what platform you're using, fediverse or not.
To all new folks comin' here:
You'll get more out of Mastodon by using unofficial mobile apps such as Tusky (Android) and Metatext (iOS) than through the official app.
You get a two more timelines to view: a Local timeline, and a Federated timeline.
The Local timeline consists of all public posts made by other people on the same instance/server you're on, while the Federated timeline consists of public posts including people outside of your instance.
You can the unofficial apps here: https://joinmastodon.org/apps
The most daunting thing for me about joining Mastodon/Fediverse was picking an instance.
Having joined one, a RL metaphor emerges for me: "it's like picking an apartment building."
You need to evaluate the management. Do they respect tenant rights? Is the desk clerk skeevy?
Do you want to live in a big impersonal complex? Or a little boarding house, where people share a lot and have house parties? You can even be a "home owner" and run your own instance (pay the bills, fix the plumbing).
Mastodon was originally created by Eugen "Website Boy" Mastodon with the original intention of being a platform dedicated to fandom discourse. Posting your thoughts on homestuck/kingdom hearts/catholicism is more than encouraged! And remember, the more heated the better!
Useful if you're coming from Twitter:
Replying to posts of people that have no idea who you are is not a bad thing, in fact, without an algorithm or whatever, it's the only way for people to know you exist! Just make sure you don't harass them - that is still bad on Fedi.
#FediTips Sincerely, please do not use µTorrent as your P2P client. The company behind it has a history of putting in bitcoin miners and malware, ads, and other nonsense into the client.
Need a client like it? Use qBitTorrent or Deluge.
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will accept follow requests if u seem cool!
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