The best thing from the pandemic was discovering Tico and Frank. Happy Tuesday, everyone.
Posts on Mastodon, also known as Toots, have a privacy setting.
You can change a toot's privacy while writing it by clicking on the privacy icon. Depending on what the setting is, and depending on how you access Mastodon, privacy will look like a globe 🌐 🌎 or a lock 🔒 or a group 👥 or an envelope ✉️ or an @ sign.
Pick the privacy you want before you publish a toot, as you can't alter it later (unless you delete the toot).
You can also choose a default privacy setting in your account settings. New toots will automatically use the default privacy unless you change it.
On the website, go to Preferences > Other > Posting Privacy, choose the default privacy you want and press "Save Changes".
On the official app, go to ⚙️ Settings > The Boring Zone > Account Settings and then log into the website.
@lrhodes after reading a bit of the specs, I can say that #Bluesky looks a lot like #ActivityPub, but with a "consortium" (that, I guess, will be at least initially headed by Twitter itself) that owns a sophisticated network of content filtering (through crawling, aggregation, moderation and ranking) that will make it nearly impossible for small instances to show up in a federated timeline.
The architecture document doesn't go much in detail to explain how such consortium would operate, but some of the phrases (append-only ledger of document IDs, votes/stakes etc.) remind me some of the things I read on this old article: https://hackernoon.com/how-to-decentralize-twitter-956a37da.
New STLduJournal just dropped. No tech news because a bad feed rotted my folder and had to be excised.
Big Day in TGE. Yard AND Plant Sale. I also added the Neighborhood Association link to the Neighborhood page. #STL #stLouIST
if you were wondering what happens when oulipo.social (doesn't allow the letter E) meets dolphin.town (only allows the letter E): https://dolphin.town/users/e/updates/2643