@avram Unlisted posts do not show up on the Local or Federated timelines; they show up on your Home timeline and your web-visible profile page. Private posts show up only on your Home timeline, and only your followers (or people you mention in them) can see them.
OK, I read the frikkin manual: https://github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/blob/master/docs/Using-Mastodon/User-guide.md#toot-privacy
“Unlisted toots are public, except that they do not appear in the public timelines or search results. They are visible to anyone following you and appear on your profile page to the public even without a Mastodon login.”
That’s some confusing language there. They’re public, but don’t show up in the public timeline?
@avram They're public but not publicized.