holy shit, turning off "show faves & boosts in notifications column" for now, i'm glad people like my Quality Posts
+192 in the last hour
+13,284 in the last day
+16,219 in the last week
1,010 active instances
Mastodon, for new users:
Masto is great because there was an instance called oulipo.social, in which nobody who made an account could use the letter "e"
This was followed up by the creation of dolphin.town, in which you could ONLY post the letter "e"
"HAPPY TRANS AWARENESS WEEK," I yell over the fireworks I'm lighting in the shopping mall food court. The police sirens outside are drowned out as an errant Roman candle smashes into the Panda Express. I refuse to stop until everyone is aware of me
The Joke: welcome to Mastodon, here's your fursuit and your copy of Das Kapital
Reality: welcome to Mastodon, here's your six alt fursonas, a copy of the Anarchist's Cookbook, an eight-week course on the programming language of your choice, a tarot deck, some brand spanking new hormones, and a complex geometric sigil you should memorize that will turn into a neural counter-virus so that when the Singularity finally hits we can make sure The Straights don't claim it for themselves
Good morning. Why the shit isn't Destroyer's "City of Daughters" on YouTube in full anymore
im tired of hearing about what celebrities you think are furries. tell me which celebrities you DON'T think are furries (cannot just be a list of famous people you dislike)
#Welcome new users I'm so glad you're here that's great! If you joined mastodon.social like, that's fine and stuff BUT you should know that that's just ONE server running Mastodon. You could also join one of thousands of other options. A server with lots of people with shared interests creates a stronger sense of community and public timelines that self-curates to stuff people you like also like; on your server or others
A list of servers can be found at instances.social
Regarding that last boost, local custom is to CW things like politics, violence, stressful current events, etc. so that people can choose to engage with this content if they want to and avoid it if they want or need that space.
You do you, but remember that many folks are doing their best to curate a safer space for themselves (me included!) and we do not need the pressure of other social media sites to Always Be Visibly Enraged.
please remember to make heavy use of CWs
they are there because they are useful to reduce harm for folks
instead of being forced to read a post in order to determine if they want to interact with its contents or not (which is not a choice), you can know what the post is about and choose whether it's worth engaging that or not
HEY BTW IF YOU'RE SEEKING A PLEASANT ALT INSTANCE: keep an eye peeled on cybre.space, it's the place for Cool Cyber Kidz. i just got an account on there (@cuteputes) that i'm going to use for XW posting and other Weird Computer Bullshit. ALSO WINDOWS 95 IS A THEME YOU CAN HAVE ON THERE, WHAT'S UP
ALTERNATE COOL ENDORSEMENT: glitch.social is also a place for Cool Cyber Kidz, especially those who like to experiment with new beta features!!
*** theme from twin peaks but played on clarinet by someone who does not know how to play the clarinet***