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Guide to Mastodon by Kat Marchán (@zkat)
Includes information for cross posting and links to official Mastodon apps for Android and iOS
dev.to/zkat/kat-s-mastodon-qui

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Bookwyrm.social is not accepting registration at the moment. Any suggestions for nice alternatives? #bookwyrm

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Politics 

The leak out of #SCOTUS is disturbing - not because of the leak itself, but because of the apparent opinion of a majority of the Court that not only is #abortion not a right, but neither is:

Interracial marriage (Loving v. Virginia)
Contraceptives (Griswold v. Connecticut)
Not be sterilized w/o consent (Skinner v. Oklahoma)
Make decisions about your child's education (Pierce v. Society of Sisters)
Have gay sex (Lawrence v. Texas)
To same-sex marriage (Obergfell v. Hodges)

Alito makes it very clear that they're gunning for these, too.

There's a lot to be done to keep this from happening.

But for now...fuck these guys.

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:mastodon: Mastodon tip: you can customize a column to list multiple hashtags (and block-list some of them too). It's a good way to discover all the posts gravitating around the topics you like (eg. for art, #mastoart is a popular one). That's really a feature I love here and wanted to share it to newcomers.

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So you just arrived here from twitter and it's quiet. Real quiet. That's because there's no algorithm here designed to drive engagement(which equals profit).

Here, you are the algorithm. It's up to you to find and follow people that are interesting to you. You can also see who they follow and who else follows them, as you build it up, it gets more interesting.

Also, if you find people you don't like or entire instances you don't like, you can mute or block them. You are in control.

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In a leaked internal document obtained by Motherboard, #Facebook privacy engineers on the Ad and Business Product team wrote, "We do not have an adequate level of control and explainability over how our systems use data, and thus we can't confidently make controlled policy changes or external commitments such as 'we will not use X data for Y purpose.'" vice.com/en/article/akvmke/fac

PEN America's report on banned books in the US. Book bans across 86 school districts, 26 states over last nine months.

pen.org/banned-in-the-usa/?utm

rt Twitter@thehksingh for the positive vibes.
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Guide to Mastodon by Kat Marchán (@zkat)
Includes information for cross posting and links to official Mastodon apps for Android and iOS
dev.to/zkat/kat-s-mastodon-qui

Let me see all the fandom and writing post pls thanks

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It's frustrating how hard it is to see messages posted on other Federated servers. It seems like there is a lot of lag, and many posts just don't show up. I just want to be able to search shelock, johnlock, Our Flag Means Death, and find fandom posts

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In light of recent news and an increased interest in alternatives, I've updated my Mastodon Quickstart Guide with the latest info on apps and such.

Mastodon isn't something you need to move wholesale to! Start migrating today!

dev.to/zkat/kat-s-mastodon-qui

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A multifandom femslash prompt meme on Dreamwidth. You don’t need a DW account to participate. Prompting open until June 21st. #fandomevent #fandom sapphicsolstice.dreamwidth.org

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Hi! mastodon.social is being slow right now, as far as I can tell because there's twice as many people using it at the same time as ever have; I'm working on making it go fast again, but in the meantime, do remember to invite people to joinmastodon.org instead of directly to mastodon.social. People don't have to be on the same server to follow you! Thanks!

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