I made a walk-through for setting up a Mastodon Instance on an EC2 instance.
I know it's not just me; that feeling of seeing the same faces and usernames appear on either the 'follows' or 'followers' of people posting.
I never got big into any of the other social networks. Tooting like this is giving me a newfound joy I'd never experienced.
I'm looking forward to finding my tribe here. Or, since we're all new, forming a tribe with the other amiable #federated. :grin:
Just expressing my admiration for the great posts you're making :grin:
So, I think it's time someone addresses the "extinction" talk about Mastodon. As I'm in a bit of a cranky mood, I'll gladly be the one to do it. Be patient because there are a few things I wish to unpack.
Here goes. . .
1) Relatively speaking, Mastodon is still a "baby". It's just six months old and word is just now getting out. Just in the last few days, it has seen explosive growth. As is always the case, it's good to wait until there is a body before you decide to have the funeral.
Hey, guys! Guys!
Did you know you can remove the URL to the image after uploading it and the image will still be attached!?
Please do this! #MastodonMastery
Thanks @Toxic_Flange: "Let's play a game, to help some of the newcomers make connections: name 5-7 things that interest you but aren't in your profile, as tags so they are searchable. Then boost this post or repeat its instructions so others know to do the same."
Check this Wired article about #mastodon http://www.wired.co.uk/article/mastodon-social-network-what-how-create-account
For everyone confused by the whole federation thing, trying to compare it to Twitter... Forget Twitter. Think e-mail. You can choose between different e-mail providers on different domains or even host your own server instance. Then you can communicate across those instances with other users on them.
No, it doesn't make sense to "claim" your nickname everywhere. Yes, you should choose the server wisely because all your data reside on that server without an easy way to migrate them...
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