***Important***
N'oubliez pas que si vous voulez inviter des personnes à rejoindre #Mastodon, il est préférable de les envoyer vers : joinmastodon.org
Le courriel de confirmation de compte peut prendre du temps à arriver dans votre boîte de courriels, il faut être patient.e 😉​😀​

It took about 58 minutes to get to my daughter's home today and about 55 to get back. As you see, the headwind has surprisingly little effect on a streamlined bicycle. When I got home my average speed was around 34 km/h for the round trip. I maintain higher speeds than that for a long time between cities, but riding about 10 km through Groningen and back on crowded cycle-paths between traffic lights and past road works takes its toll.

@GreenFire
It's definitely concerning.

Elon Musk is one of the last people I'd trust to do anything but use it for ego massage.

I enjoyed my time there. I had a good account for many years. But the abuse of the platform by bots, etc., became ridiculous. Twitter didn't do enough then. Certainly won't now.

Free, reliable information is vital to society. This is where capitalism really, really fails.
@feditips

Can't wait for the new arrivals to discover they can use their fedi account to follow video channels on @peertube instances, photo stories on @pixelfed instances, events on @mobilizon , musicians on @funkwhale , and @owncast streams.

:kirby_happy:

So you just arrived here from twitter and it's quiet. Real quiet. That's because there's no algorithm here designed to drive engagement(which equals profit).

Here, you are the algorithm. It's up to you to find and follow people that are interesting to you. You can also see who they follow and who else follows them, as you build it up, it gets more interesting.

Also, if you find people you don't like or entire instances you don't like, you can mute or block them. You are in control.

hey folks, does anyone have a link for a good, up-to-date instance directory?

a bunch of my friends are thinking about joining fedi and are asking about it and i don't have anything ready to hand.

I'm seeing people on Twitter say they will try out Mastodon. I'm glad they are and I welcome them!

The challenge they will find is that while *some* of their connections may be here on Mastodon already, many more will NOT be. Including many of the people they regularly communicate with.

Switching to a new platform - and bringing your social graph along with you - is EXTREMELY challenging.

Usually you wind up having to rebuild - or simply make new connections ... and be okay with that.

You may notice that when you try to post an image on Mastodon the post button is grayed out and you can not post. This is not a bug.

In order to make mastodon a better place for blind people, the mastodon app wants you to describe your image.

This is only on the official app, not on the website or other clients. But you should still label your images, because blind people need it for their screen reader.

If you are on iOS, you may select and copy paste text from images as well.

#newhere

FYI for newbies 

Twitter has algorithms to get you engaged. Mastodon does not. So in order to enjoy Mastodon you have to take some time to reach out and find content and follow folks that you enjoy. Don't expect Mastodon to send you random popular posts to keep you engaged, you have to curate your own feed. But this is good! It gives you control.

#NewHere

I'm curious...

If you'd have to select one instance to create your account.. What criteria would you evaluate to find your sweet spot?

🤔 👀

Remember that you can control your exposure here, very fine grained, look through all options

Sooooooo could someone pick up Mastodon for Mac and keep developing it? It's a solid app, but the dev doesn't have time anymore.

mastodon.technology/@brunoph/1

Hi! mastodon.social is being slow right now, as far as I can tell because there's twice as many people using it at the same time as ever have; I'm working on making it go fast again, but in the meantime, do remember to invite people to joinmastodon.org instead of directly to mastodon.social. People don't have to be on the same server to follow you! Thanks!

New people, welcome to Mastodon and the Fediverse!

Here's how to get started:

1. Find some people to follow over on @FediFollows, and through Trunk (communitywiki.org/trunk)

2. Find out your Mastodon/Fediverse address so you can share it with friends (mstdn.social/@feditips/1072482)

3. Invite people to join you on here by telling them to go to joinmastodon.org and click on "Get Started". It doesn't matter if they join a different server because the servers talk to each other (here's a bit more of an explanation mstdn.social/@feditips/1070214)

4. Find out what the Fediverse is (mstdn.social/@feditips/1070440)

5. Find out why Mastodon being on so many different servers/instances is a really good thing (mstdn.social/@feditips/1070837)

6. If you see anything nasty, you can report it to your friendly server admin (mstdn.social/@feditips/1065401)

7. You can (sort of) verify your account if you own a website (mstdn.social/@feditips/1062741)

If you have any questions, @ me or DM me!

#MastoTips #FediTips #Mastodon

when you buy a social network and everyone leaves

forever elon

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