I've been having fun telling friends about mastodon 🤓🤓 Here's an analogy I use to explain it: If you have an email address with gmail you can still email your friends who have a yahoo address, right? But twitter, facebook, snapchat, etc are different bc you can only reach ppl on the same service. Mastodon is open like email. Mastodon kinda looks like twitter but it's more open & less centralized--you can msg ppl across mastodon servers & you could even run your own mastodon server
@bhaumik_k I wrote this up, if you need help figuring out how Mastodon works. Feel free to share with your friends: https://medium.com/@qinaliu/what-i-wish-i-knew-before-joining-mastodon-7a17e7f12a2b?source=linkShare-c763ccc05019-1491789465
The waves advance and retreat in folding layers, currents stack the thermocline until tidal pressure builds up a blinding pang of light. The ocean shines from below as the manifold walltiger eyes blink, stare and focus on random patterns; pressure shifts and beings anew. The ocean is merely breathing at rest.
The reason why I think federation is fundamentally socialist is that it has the potential to radically shift the way communication is controlled, giving people the potential ability to manage online communications at an individual and community level.
if you try to passive-aggressively fav something on Mastodon our servers will detect it and turn it into a genuine fav. our servers love you
I made a powerpoint mock-up of a proposed "orientation" for new users when they first log in, similar to what lots of other sites have, and i figured that until it or something like it is implemented, the presentation itself could serve as a useful quick intro for new users:
WE ARE learning about what LOVE is, for REAL =
no me/no you = WE
do no harm NOpainNOdeathNOfearNOjudgement name "ophi " is good
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