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@vidak @iconography@glitterkitten.co.uk @taylan Things I love about Mastodon: the ability not just to block an individual but block their whole damn personal server.

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Before joining Mastodon had you participated or were active on BBS (dial-up) or forums (vBulletin style) in the past?

Boosts are appreciated for better sample sizes.

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Some twitter v. Mastodon tips for all of the lovely new tooters:

When you like a tweet on twitter, a swarm of AIs spin into action, analysing every aspect of the tweet and trying so desperately to find the matching tweet to show you next that will keep you scrolling, lest their masters decommission them in favor of a new version.

When you fave a toot on Mastodon, there aren't any AIs; you just made another human being across the world feel nice.

Right! Time to give this another try! 😁🤡

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Deleted my previous post because inaccuracy. Better version: People are getting here by word of mouth, which means they will go to the instance they are told about. This will cause a lot of people to go to the same place. That being the case, would it not be better to put more emphasis on the possibility of choice in the intro? A brief reference and a fine-print link are very easily overlooked. @bcrypt @Gargron

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Mastodon is in the uncanny valley when it comes to social networks. It's familiar, but something is off.

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Welcome to Twitter Unlimited! New! With increased block size! Much decentralization. Wow!

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hypothesis: if too many early users sign up on mastodon.social instead of other instances, federation will end up becoming a second-class feature. (imagine what email today would look like if gmail had existed in the 90s.)

other instances need to be able to compete with mastodon.social for growth, or github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/ should be implemented.

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Are you a student in computer science? Interested in high performance computing? Looking for a summer internship? My colleagues at Berkeley Nat. Lab. have two open positions. That's a great opportunity to play with a first-class supercomputer. Toot me if you are thinking to apply. I may have a quick word with them ;-) lbl.taleo.net/careersection/2/

Hello world! This looks pretty cool! :flag_za:

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