Mastodon's a cool place, but it's private like a local coffee shop, not a home bathroom.

Remember that the admin of your instance can see EVERYTHING you post, including direct posts. They can even disable 2 factor authentication, if you have it enabled (and you should. No really, enable that stuff now.)

Bottom line: Find an instance where you feel you can trust your admin, and don't send direct toots unless you trust the admin at the recipient's instance as well.


It's important to note that Twitter, tumblr etc could also read your dms. No matter what site you are on you should be cautious what you dm.

@Vopo @theartguy & at least here you're a /lot/ less likely to have some impersonal ai trolling it for marketting data, sentiment analysis, and negative mood event detection.

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