Due to popular demand, and the ever-increasing net to explain Mastodon to newbies as every instance is being bombarded with new users...
I've gone ahead and create a video tutorial that should help folks get to grips with all of this platform's particulars:
Intro to Mastodon 101
Hey @jmcharnes caught your talk at Southeast Solidus -- really appreciated you making an effort to keep everyone grounded. Glad to see you on !
Please don't demand content warnings from strangers. Content warnings are a sort of social contract between an author and their followers; if you are not happy with how someone chooses to use them, do not follow that person or outright mute them, or mute words.
One of the most alienating experiences on Mastodon I've observed is when someone posts about something they're passionate about or is part of their identity and the first response is "please cw that" from a complete stranger.
@miketannenbaum here's what you need to know:
- you can follow people on any instance, and be followed from any instance (unless you block or are blocked)
- your instance is kinda like a neighborhood.
- your home timeline is just the people you follow
- your local timeline is just the people on your instance
- the federated timeline is all activities across all instances
- search only works on hashtags, so #introductions is a good starting point
- be friendly (duh) and don't be a Nazi (duh)
Here is my #introduction!
I am Bryan. I live in Barnet, #Vermont. I am currently finishing up the web developer curriculum at #FlatironSchool so I can complete a mid-life career change. I have a #compsci degree from many years ago, but instead spend the last 15 years as a #Methodist Minster. Weird, eh?
Hi again, I am ruby-on-rails developer , hope this instance will be a home for a prospering community
Hey folks! Welcome to ruby.social! 🎉
I'm hoping this will become a good, friendly community for Ruby-folks to chat and discover new friends. But for that to happen, you need to sign up!
https://ruby.social -- all are welcome
#ImposterSyndrome definitely affected me during my first year of development work, the only cure is to do stuff.