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Okay this might be a long post :blob_grinning_sweat:

One thing that I realised is making harder for people to switch is because the whole concept can feel daunting & overwhelming for non-tech savvy people.

With Twitter to them it was straight forward and easy to find topics they enjoy but with mastodon its a bit different.
So if you’re new to mastodon or you want to introduce someone to mastodon here are some tips, useful sites & tools:

Tips:

  • Choosing a home instance isn’t as importance as it seems, don’t overthink it. Yes moderation rules & policies may differ but they all have one thing in common: Be a decent human. You always have the option to migrate your account to a new instance.
  • Toots (or posts if you think toots are cringe :sad_cat:) are what we call micro-blogging instead of tweets
  • You’re supposed to “boost” AKA “reblog” toots that you like.Since Mastodon does not have an algorithm that surfaces toots that have been liked a lot, boosting is the best way to help spread stuff that you like, and to show appreciation. (credit to @orsvarn for this comment)
  • Another way to fill your timeline with content you enjoy is to: Find other people with similar interests, follow them, favourite their posts, boost their posts, use hashtags. rinse, repeat. (credit to @garry)
  • If you ever feel yourself getting sucked into arguments on the , you might want to take advantage of the instance mute/block feature!
    Instances tend to foster a culture, so if you find people from a specific site tend to be bothering you, muting/blocking that instance will keep other members of that community from bothering you as well.
  • Finally do not share private/sensitive information via DMs on Mastodon. Direct Messages are not E2E. Keep it in mind

Useful tools & resources:

Twitodon - Find your Twitter friends on Mastodon
FediFinder- Similar to Twitodon
Fedi Tips - an informal, unofficial guide for non-technical people who want to use Mastodon and the wider Fediverse
Fedi Directory - A human-curated small selection of accounts to spice up your timeline.
Trunk -Trunk allows you to mass-follow a bunch of people in order to get started with Mastodon or any other platform on the Fediverse
Fediverse.info -growing list of people and topics can help you discover mutual interests with people around the world
Mobile Apps:
Metatext for iOS :apple_inc:
Tusky for Android :android:

Lastly if you are interested in setting up your own instance you can learn via learnfoss.org/ its completely free and its made by the wonderful @stux

I apologize for the long post lol, just hope this helps anyones transition over :ablobsmilehappy:

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A bit late to this but here we go :)

Hi, you can call me Storm. I’m a student πŸ‘¨πŸΎβ€πŸŽ“ studying Computer Science πŸ’» and a bit of a nerdΒ :blobcatnerd: Β 

Some of my favourite topics are , , , A.I, programming, , ,

A bit new to Python Programming :python: & Stoicism, but I’m making progressΒ Β 
Recently got into Working outΒ πŸ’ͺ🏾
I won’t share my location but my time zones UTC+2

Future ML Engineer (hopefully)Β 

I mostly spend my free time contemplating my existence :ablobthinking: or with my beautiful gf :blobinlove:

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Memento Mori: “Remember you must die”

In Meditations, Marcus Aurelius wrote β€œYou could leave life right now. Let that determine what you do and say and think.” That was a personal reminder to continue living a life of virtue NOW, and not wait.

Meditating on your mortality daily allows you to remember to focus and do whats important and not of that which is meaningless in life

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Damn it’s been a while since I’ve been online on here, Life’s been a bit hectic. One cool thing is I got my gf onto Signal finally😎 :catjam:

Reboosting this for new users again

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As you go through your day try to keep this quote by Marcus Aurelius:

β€œDon’t let your imagination be crushed by life as a whole. Don’t try to picture everything bad that could possibly happen. Stick with the situation at hand.”

Anyone think that this would ever be a competitor to or just a nice twitter alternative ? Curious to see if this would have an negative impact on the member count of instances :ablobthinking: even if it does im staying here :catjam:

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I took all the domains from fediblock.neocities.org/ block list and put it in a csv file that can be imported so you can block all hateful instances.
Download it here

How to import

  • go to settings
  • click on import & export
  • click on import
  • under import select domain blocking list
  • then select the csv file you downloaded
  • click upload
    Boom a friendly mastodon & fediverse experience :ablobsmilehappy:

@orsvarn @garry @stux Adding a profile pic & bio along with a pinned intro is a great way to help people know about you and may even help you get some followers

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Okay this might be a long post :blob_grinning_sweat:

One thing that I realised is making harder for people to switch is because the whole concept can feel daunting & overwhelming for non-tech savvy people.

With Twitter to them it was straight forward and easy to find topics they enjoy but with mastodon its a bit different.
So if you’re new to mastodon or you want to introduce someone to mastodon here are some tips, useful sites & tools:

Tips:

  • Choosing a home instance isn’t as importance as it seems, don’t overthink it. Yes moderation rules & policies may differ but they all have one thing in common: Be a decent human. You always have the option to migrate your account to a new instance.
  • Toots (or posts if you think toots are cringe :sad_cat:) are what we call micro-blogging instead of tweets
  • You’re supposed to “boost” AKA “reblog” toots that you like.Since Mastodon does not have an algorithm that surfaces toots that have been liked a lot, boosting is the best way to help spread stuff that you like, and to show appreciation. (credit to @orsvarn for this comment)
  • Another way to fill your timeline with content you enjoy is to: Find other people with similar interests, follow them, favourite their posts, boost their posts, use hashtags. rinse, repeat. (credit to @garry)
  • If you ever feel yourself getting sucked into arguments on the , you might want to take advantage of the instance mute/block feature!
    Instances tend to foster a culture, so if you find people from a specific site tend to be bothering you, muting/blocking that instance will keep other members of that community from bothering you as well.
  • Finally do not share private/sensitive information via DMs on Mastodon. Direct Messages are not E2E. Keep it in mind

Useful tools & resources:

Twitodon - Find your Twitter friends on Mastodon
FediFinder- Similar to Twitodon
Fedi Tips - an informal, unofficial guide for non-technical people who want to use Mastodon and the wider Fediverse
Fedi Directory - A human-curated small selection of accounts to spice up your timeline.
Trunk -Trunk allows you to mass-follow a bunch of people in order to get started with Mastodon or any other platform on the Fediverse
Fediverse.info -growing list of people and topics can help you discover mutual interests with people around the world
Mobile Apps:
Metatext for iOS :apple_inc:
Tusky for Android :android:

Lastly if you are interested in setting up your own instance you can learn via learnfoss.org/ its completely free and its made by the wonderful @stux

I apologize for the long post lol, just hope this helps anyones transition over :ablobsmilehappy:

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