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syuilo: hey guys so i made this sns thing i call it Ms. Key and
half of fedi:
migrates to mk
S. Y. Uilo, CEO of Mrs. Key: ohno


​:catblob_hug_blahaj:​ Local users: tag me if you want a custom emoji!\\ "i like how hannah is hte only one still using the signature mod" -- chjara // -- \int\!\!c\hbar\alpha\wp \pi ​:catblob_hug_blahaj:​

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if you want to find a mastodon user in public, you can ask them "at what time does the narwhal bacon?"
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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.
#feditips #fedifacts

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if i ever see any of you in public, the code is "i like your shoelaces"

that way we know we're from mastodon without revealing anything

im just going to say this to strangers until i find a mastodon person

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honestly i was really into the idea of the fediverse but now I see that there aren't 60 untagged terf screenshot dunk posts an hour. i just wish people would inflict everyone with that shit all the time
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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: joinmastodon.org/apps

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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).

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rapidly deciding that the worst part of Elon buying Twitter is having to see everybody's horrendous takes on ActivityPub

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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!


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personally i don't really like the acronym foss. it just makes me think of gnu

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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.


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#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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⭐ < bro u just spilled ur gender fluid on my shirt 🙄 ⭐

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Remember that it's forbidden to use imperial units on the fediverse


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