Welcome twitter refugees!
You see where there was a little "SHOW MORE" button just there that you pressed to see the rest of this? That's a content warning (or CW)
You use those whenever you want to make a toot (stop giggling at the back, we know, that's what it's called, get over it) that mentions something that other people might not want to see
Stuff like politics (it's exhausting), drugs, NSFW stuff, health discussions, selfies, and so on
That's a non-exhaustive list, just be considerate
if you can, please join me in supporting toot eugen and by extension this incredibly weird website https://www.patreon.com/mastodon
New Intro, my old intro is full of hashtags.
I love music , I am a musician and music creator.
I love sounds, I design and recreate sounds.
I program computers and create software to make sounds and music in several different computer languages.
I despise fascism, racism, sexism, classism, bigotry, prejudice, homophobia, transphobia and xenophobia and root it out tree and branch in myself and when I see it - I do my best to confront it.
I am a 'communist'.
I love math and science.
Welcome to the Fediverse
The beauty of this place is that it can be whatever you want it to be.
If you want to joust with bigots, you can. If you want to roll with furry hackers, it's cool. If you're on an instance with a shitty admin, you can go to another one. You can shape the experience you want.
There are not behind the scene mechanisms feeding you specific content or trying to control what you see.
You are author of your experience here. Embrace that shit.
People will argue that using DMs on here is unsafe because the admins of servers can view it. Arguably, you should use DMs for no more than you should be using them on any platform that doesn't encrypt them end to end, like Twitter.
It's about assessing your own operational security risk. Use DMs like private messages on Slack or a forum. Use Signal or another encrypted messenger if privacy is highly important.
Me: So anyway a LOT of people got banned on Twitter. My group DMs have moved to Slack and people are switching to a platform called Mastodon. I'm trying it out but I'm sure beefs will break out between the caremads and the softboys and there will be all sorts of infighting soon.
My Wife: We're filing our taxes separately next year.
I was not familiar with the sex worker friendly Mastodon instance, switter, until I read this article. Absolutely incredible what they've put up with in the short time they've been up.
Hmm just realised that mastodon allows for enough media and chars to host a microblog such as #algopop 🤔 maybe i’ll take it off tumblr and run it here (suggestions on instance?).
For those who dont know what algopop is, its a tumblr of algo-related anecdotes, most funny social-computational non-sequiturs, as well as related ‘art-bot’ software-internet art. On-off since 2012
not sure how many people know this put one of the biggest mastodon instances is called pawoo.net and they have some serious modifications going on in their interface. its pretty nice over there. #mastodon
Its only been week 1 exploring the Fediverse and I can already foresee this going full *Weird Internet* of countless net subcultures. So far I've seen daily horse ritual toots, complex communication without the vowel 'e', full adoption of the Windows 95 aesthetic, indecipherable custom emojis, bots having Neural Net meltdowns, oh and 🍍.
Stay Weird ✌️
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