The "local" timeline is a stream of everybody tweeting from the same instance, for example mastadon.social is an instance.

The "federated" timeline is everything on the local timeline, plus everybody who is followed by someone on your instance.

A few terms to help ease your transition from Twitter:

- It’s not a tweet, it’s a toot.

- It’s not a retweet, it’s a boost.

- There is no such thing as a quote-tweet, you just either boost or you don’t.


Each instance has its own administrator and its own code of conduct, so make sure you read up before you toot.

You can find about the code of conduct of this instance "mastodon.social" on here - mastodon.social/about/more which says "The following guidelines are not a legal document, and final interpretation is up to the administration of mastodon.social; they are here to provide you with an insight into our content moderation policies"

You can adjust the privacy of each toot,
- public, which means it will appear on the local and federated timelines;
- followers-only, which means only your followers will see it;
- unlisted, which is like followers-only, but it will also appear on your profile page. Unlisted makes sense if you’re not trying to keep the toot secret, but just don’t want it clogging up timelines or search results.
- direct, post only to the mentioned users

A short video explaining the idea of distributed or decentralised social media.
[Distributed social media - Mastodon & Fediverse Explained] youtube.com/watch?v=S57uhCQBEk

@bisaat @LuigiEsq @sociallyeleanor @citrustwee welcome everyone! I don't speak hindu, but I can try to translate...

सभी में आपका स्वागत है! :blobcatcoffee:

@cm_kropot Thanks, I appreciate the gesture.

It's Hindi, by the way, Hindu is the religion, but that's okay a lot of people make that mistake.

@bisaat i'm so sorry :( I wont make this mistake again...

@cm_kropot Oh! It's totally, fine. You don't have to be sorry.

@TanvirAnsari I haven't used it, and it doesn't seem to be highly rated.

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