Pals of mine are doing a Kickstarter for a comic about living with, and through, every apocalypse ever. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/629403580/everything-will-be-okay Pledge if you can, retoot if you want!
I absolutely love that people can put spoilers and political stuff, to say nothing of sensitive content, behind a simple "show more" button. For one thing, it means control over whether to read or not is in the hands of the reader, but it also keeps the timeline nice and streamlined.
Besides, politics in particular can get overwhelming.
INTRO TO FEDERATION:
1. "mastodon" is a piece of software that runs on a server. There's a lot of servers that run it & u can follow ppl on other servers.
2. When u follow someone from another server, your server receives their toots.
3. The federated TL is all public toots that the server receives, ie all of the toots from everyone that ppl on your server follow.
4. ERGO: if u want to see more toots in the fed TL, follow + get other ppl on your server to follow ppl from other servers!
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Octodon is a nice general purpose instance. more