huh... how do I browse another instance from here? It was my understanding that joining was required (unless you are just following a specific person).
Languages... filtering is one approach, I was thinking more of an INLINE TRANSLATION option. It would be interesting to "talk to" and make friends with people even though we don't speak each other's lang.
I thought the federated timeline only included posts from "external" users who are being followed by "internal" users.
The federated timeline is not a firehose of ALL instances, right? It is "by invitation only"... or that was my understanding.
Please DO correct me if I am wrong.