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On image recognition for accessibility. An invaluable insight.

Gregory J. Rosmaita  
As a blind individual, I have to say that #Caturday on #Mastodon is far far more enjoyable then at #Twitter, where the vast majority of cat photos ...

:catblush: I know it's soooo bad what Elon did to Twitter, really.

But I've been running this server for over 3 years now to flee Twitter and somehow it feels things are falling into place...

I have met such amazing and wonderful people here on the Fediverse that I consider my true friends no matter where they live❤️

The only thing I want is for you to have the same and here you have a chance do that just that!

Hi everyone! It looks as though we're receiving a spike in signups this morning. If this continues through the weekend, please be aware that slowdowns may occur at peak times.

We scaled up from under 1,000 users to over 14,000 the past week. We're currently waiting on new hardware to arrive in our hands to give us some headroom.


In other words: we've been working like clockwork since last week, and we're awaiting new systems to make sure your experience here is buttery smooth.

I was wondering where we go to contribute. It's here, on Patreon:

Chris Trottier  
PLEASE BOOST: Right now Mastodon is only receiving appr. $21,000/month through Patreon. This is not enough to handle the 1 million new accounts th...

I don’t understand why people think Mastodon is difficult. It seems pretty straightforward, and the separate servers are no biggie. I’m enjoying this fresh start here, like moving to a new apartment!

PLEASE BOOST: Right now Mastodon is only receiving appr. $21,000/month through Patreon.

This is not enough to handle the 1 million new accounts that will be made this week.

Currently, only 4,720 patrons are donating to Mastodon.

However, if everyone chips in $2/month, this will ensure the continued survival of Mastodon!

Be a hero! Donate now!

bird site musings from Daddy Bird 

Strong words indeed. That must have been quite some prolonged agony during these past years.

It is profoundly intellectually lazy and offensive to the soul to think that the sum total of human expression could ever be mediated by any single...

Alpaca getting into a taxi like it's done it a hundred times before.

It's what the internet is for....

I think I'm starting to get how mastodon works now.

We just post about how other people should use mastodon right?

@sinabhfuil yes but give it a chance. The servers compared to the bird app’s must be like comparing a 486 to a Cray. But we paid for that speed with our data.

@freemo let’s hear it for Generation X. About time. 👴

Please take a moment to drink in the :sparkles_pink: absolute spectacle :sparkles_indigo: that is the instance:

Y’all, if you’re getting frustrated you’re not seeing the content you want to like news or intel you need on Mastodon, you really need to shift your thinking from algorithmic social media. Follower counts don’t matter much here. Likes do not matter to post reach. Without your interaction, you will just see a live FIFO firehose. Some quick fixes:

Hashtag your posts liberally and consistently, and follow key hashtags of interest to you. Hashtags matter a ton here to being seen.

Follow and also alert on accounts you always want to see content from.

Consider using the built in RSS feature for your feeds and for specific hashtags.

Consider switching to the more advanced UI in your preferences, so you can watch multiple filtered and unfiltered feeds. Or a different mobile app.

Use Fedifinder to follow all the accounts you followed on Twitter, and sync up your follow and block lists.

Avail yourself of the multiple public lists of hundreds of journalist accounts on Mastodon.


@davoloid ooh DARK - now that's one of my top fave Netflix shows long with The OA and Sense8. Kudos for posting the reminder!

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

@Ciaraioch I received your beautiful artwork today. It arrived in perfect condition in lovingly personalised packing with its free gift. The Giclée print quality and paper stock is amazing. It's destined to be framed as a Christmas presser for the missus. She has lost both her Mum and Dad now and the hearth in your painting is so quintessentially Irish it could be their very own. The details like the memorial cards and Brigid's cross tucked behind the picture, the improvised turf bucket, discarded stick and promotional calendar, are all features of the Irish hearth, which will all but have died out with Generation Z in favour of the Big Telly / games console. Thank you, GRMMA, blessings. Alan.

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