Recommendations for who should I follow? I like tech, social causes, freedom, computer games
@andreadellacorte personally I just watched the stream of current posts on chaos.social/
Those things that seemed interesting from people active in the same time slot like me turned into follows.
In social theory there are always connectors who know a lot of people. Those community builders are also interesting to check out.
Personally I build much of my feed from people who followed
@ loki@ cybre.space
@andreadellacorte you will need to filter excessively in order to build the community/bubble you like.
Personally I try to completely avoid things from switter.
Not because it's unimportant but just because I'm personally not that interested in sex work legalese.
Prostitution is legal in my country and bla bla.
I also try to avoid the LGBT community, furry community and shitposter community on the mastodon
@andreadellacorte not because I have anything against them but simply because my interest in these topics is not that high.
Too many people here build their personality on their sexuality.
They toot things like "just woke up and still gay".
Things that are completely irrelevant to me.
It's okay to be gay. But I don't care about your sexuality in any way.
You're currently on mastodon.social (m.s for short) which is already heavily regulated by the admins
@andreadellacorte you're only on mastodon.social
You can only see what mastodon.social has already seen (which isn't a lot!).
That's the trick about federation: When a new nodes comes online nobody yet knows about it. Mastodon instances only connect with each other when the users on it have a interest in it. If you remote follow someone then your server and their server will stay in contact.
mastodon.social is very regulated. It's good for people becoming comfortable with the system
@upshotknothole I have an account on chaos.social too (first account I created) but decided to make mastodon.social my main because seemed more populated...
There are so many interesting instances (chaos.social, gamedev, boardgames, etc).
Need to find a way to read them one at the time... kind of simulating the "local timeline"
@andreadellacorte population of an instance sure is a factor in chosing one. But the rule of thumb i've seen is that smaller=better.
Simply because having more small nodes instead of few big is good for decentralization and makes server maintenance for everyone easier.
For example on #Riot there is one mega-channel which makes every instance that follows slow.
I don't know how well you know about decentralization. The ActivityPub protocol is build in a way that instance size doesn't matter.