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Introduction 

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Welcome twitter refugees! 

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if you can, please join me in supporting toot eugen and by extension this incredibly weird website patreon.com/mastodon

Introduction 

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Welcome to the Fediverse 

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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.

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Content Warnings are great practice for being mindful of what you say and they also make your toots accessible for the large base of users here that really need them. Please be respectful of the community you’ve found here.

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Tired: nationalize Twitter

Wired: use Free Open Source Software to build your own little self sustaining Twitter commune for your comerades

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At least Wil Wheaton mostly uses that instance everyone has blocked or silenced on account of being batshit crazy.

observation 

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Use CWs 

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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.

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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.

medium.com/assembly-four/my-si

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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
algopop.tumblr.com/

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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.

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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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Most Mastodon servers are operated by people like you, out of their pocket. Check if your server has a Patreon! It's usually on the "About this instance" link, where the rules are. Support your admins, especially if they're not me!

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Mastodon

Server run by the main developers of the project 🐘 It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!