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I went to order my afternoon latte and my barista asked me about Mastodon.

Seriously. This actually happened.

All he knows is that I sit in his coffee shop all day working on something having to do with Twitter and that there's a bunch of bad news about Twitter today.


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Thoughts on Mastodon / Birdsite migration 

And it's going to seem really weird at first. Finding new people is hard, and having access to local / federated timelines is something that Twitter hasn't had in a while. Remember when Twitter had "The firehose?" That hasn't been a thing since Identi.ca walked the Earth.

It's going to take some getting used to. Twitter stripped enough away from the experience where folks didn't have to think anymore.

We need to be patient with ourselves and others.

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Just as a heads-up, don’t use PMs/DMs on Mastodon, and if you have to never share any private information.

Admins of sending and receiving instances can read those, as there is no end-to-end encryption. Even if you trust the admins, instance ownership could change or hackers or government could get in.

Use different tools designed specifically for this.

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Hi everyone, since the same issues come up again and again and are keeping people from using this site, I started a wiki page on Mastodon #accessibility stuff!

Please go and improve it, and share it with anyone who might need it!


It is supposed to help use Mastodon right now, by explaining useful features that Mastodon already has and showing workarounds for features it lacks. It's not meant to imply that improvements to Mastodon itself can't or shouldn't be made :thumbsup_paw:

Hey ya'll @duckduckmaria is a sweet angel person and you should follow her, she's new from Twitter.

Hi, I'm moving over to @June so uh, follow me there I guess? Migrating is hard. I'll still check this instance.

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We put a lot of work into getting abusive people shunned out of our communities for the greater good, but we do next to nothing to repair the damage done by abusers and to support their victims' recovery.

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The "CW" and "sensitive image" features on Mastodon are more profound than they look. It means we don't have to slowly drift into being Mad Online 24/7 because we have the power to choose when and how we engage with highly emotionally charged topics.

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pleroma.site updated to latest

- now with a much improved URL formatter, thanks @lanodan

- now, images which are uploaded will have their file extensions and mime types normalized based on what the file actually is

- a lot of elixir and erlang dependencies have been upgraded to their latest versions, which might fix weird bugs. who knows.
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hot meta take 

My wish for today: let ppl who want to use crossposters with Mastodon use them. If that make their migration easier then so be it, don’t guilt them because they somehow use the platform wrong or whatever 🤷‍♂️

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Heads up folks who are working to make their posts more #accessible:
I've heard from some #visuallyimpaired folks that those #ASCII art posts (like the bunny with a sign or the person peeking out from behind a wall) are actually super awful to folks who are using screen readers.
#a11y #accessibilitytech #memes

This is a neat tool to view another instance's local timeline without having to sign up: unmung.com/mastoview?url=kitty

I'm gonna move over to social.coop I think

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Now that the Twitter stream APIs are dead, I should probably turn #chirp into a proper Mastodon client... :thaenkin:


#golang #qml

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Lol @ that time I was the Chair of the Worship Committee

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Twitter is a fascist-enabling, leftist-banning platform, pass it on.

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