What is Federated/Local Timeline for to see the entire world?? Can I not post to the entire world?? Stop my thoughts from going out wehre poeple can read them. Oh god this is too many words it's allowing me to type out i hate it

maloki

@laurel_dog Local and Federated timeline will contain "Public" posts, if you don't want your messages showing up there I recommend posting as "unlisted" or "followers only".

Federated timeline are all connected instances, both Mastodon and other softwares.
Local timeline is the instance you are on (mastodon.social in this case).

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