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@noracodes I really resent the whole "Mastodon is too technical" thing because

1) it feels like a concerted effort by a subset of influencers and opinion leaders who have realised that Mastodon is a lot harder to game and they may not be able to preserve clout they didn't earn, and

2) I'm a music major who doesn't use cohost because I couldn't CSS my way out of a wet paper bag, and I picked up Mastodon inside a couple of minutes, tops. People are trying to speak "Mastodon is too hard" into existence because they don't want their world to change, but an unchanging world is a luxury some of us have never had.

Pablo SB boosted

Optimist: The glass is ½ full.
Pessimist: The glass is ½ empty.
Excel: The glass is January 2nd.

Pablo SB boosted
Pablo SB boosted

#PSA #Feditip #feditips

BOOST and HASHTAG like you're a birdsite bot! Since there's no algorithm on Mastodon to put stuff in front of you and others, the MOST IMPORTANT things a user can do are:

1) *Always* Boost a toot that you think is good content so your followers can discover new content and people

2) Use hashtags in *every post*, so that people can discover posts for topics they're interested in.

Let's all make Mastodon a place where it's easy to find the content you want!

Pablo SB boosted

Boost this toot if you're planning on sticking around Mastodon whether or not it becomes more popular than the birdsite.

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The reason Mastodon names are like email addresses is because email addresses "won" over a lot of other options that I won't mention here because most people have never heard of them.

Why did email addresses win? Because they match how we think of community, at a deep cognitive and arguably biological level.

Need evidence? "Jesus of Nazareth" is basically an email address and, now, a Mastodon account name.

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🎉 #Mastodon 4.0 is out now! This server software update includes a ton of improvements, like following hashtags, translating posts, editing, an improved filtering system, customizable user roles for administration, but also some important security fixes.

Check out the full changelog:

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Who’d have guessed Elon Musk would pay $44 billion to promote Mastodon.

En el fondo, por mucho que alaben el nuevo twitter y el “parangón de Libertad de expresión” que Elon Musk les promete, sin su troleo se aburren y desaparecen en el olvido. No buscan la libertad de expresión, solo buscan pasar el rato sintiéndose importantes porque soltando una chorrada del nivel “vete a cuba” se piensan que te han metido un zasca. Dales unas semanas y estarán todos por aquí.

Pablo SB boosted

I have encountered more image descriptions on Mastodon in 24 hours than I have in Twitter in a couple of years. Seriously. I'm not exaggerating.
As a blind person, this means a lot to me. If you read this and you describe your images, thank you so, so, so much on behalf of all of us. If you don't, now you know you'll be helping random Internet strangers make sense of your posts by typing in a few more words than usual.

So it’s time for me too to toot a “Hello World!”

I’m a scientist at Stanford working on cell biology, cell competition and cancer, but I love to lurk all sides of science and learn a bit of everything. Looking forward to learning more about Mastodon and all of you!

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