New here? Remember that Twitter is optimized to make you into passive consumers, by en(r/g)aging you with content that you don't choose yourself.
Here, that doesn't happen. But it also means you're responsible to find people to follow.
It will take some work.
If you're willing to put that in, you'll find a wide variety of friendly people that will be happy to have meaningful conversions and laugh and cry together with you.
Start by searching and looking at who other people follow.
@thomasfuchs i appreciate the winking avatar
>[...]with content that you don't choose yourself.
Are you talking about "promoted" content?
@Ld00d Not just promoted content. The default Twitter timeline shows you your follows' likes rather than just their tweets and RTs, and it also drops follows' posts that are less popular. So, you not only see stuff you didn't sign up for, but also don't see stuff you did follow for. The Latest Tweets timeline is better, but still drops tweets sometimes, and it seems that Twitter likes to randomly switch people to the default timeline even if they want the chronological timeline.
@thomasfuchs do you have a use for a SE30 - or have a recommendation of something cool I can do with it, if memory serves me right I also have a quado, a IIfx and a g3 tower — ideas or homes needed
@thomasfuchs Or you can just follow back every toot you see, and let God (and or Fate or Chaos) sort it out. Your choice
@thomasfuchs This is super important and great advice. Can't tell you how many people I've pointed at Mastodon who run away saying "I coulkdn't find anything interesting!". Umm, REALLY? :) How hard did you look?
@thomasfuchs I like to watch for boosts from people I don't follow, then check those people out and follow them too. Turns out the people who I find interesting also find other people interesting who might interest me.
@thomasfuchs another strategy I try to use is to just start tooting. It might feel like you are yelling into the wind at first, but pretty soon folks with similar interests will find *you* (instead of the other way around).
@thomasfuchs I'd really like it if Mastodon could show you a relative posting frequency indicator on people you follow. Would motivate me to seek those that are here for the duration, not just fair-weather twitter vacationers.
@thomasfuchs the introductions hashtag is a good place to start
@thomasfuchs i think finding people doesn't really work differently here. The mechanics have always been people sharing posts of other people and this is still happening. It is just the order in the feed which is different. I personally, did not have problems finding interesting people after switching.
@thomasfuchs oh i should have done that, i just picked some chumps off the federated timeline and it's been hilarious
maybe "ragengaging" needs to be a word now
@pschwede I would also be interested in how the hashtag search specifically works since I do get results not only from my own instance. Are these from accounts which I follow only? How do the instances interact with each other and how do they give each other access to their information? @mundauf @thomasfuchs
@mundauf I there is not. There is a “group” service you can try: search for @<tag>@gup.pe – if you mention them in your toot, your post will be see by everybody following them. I use “birds” and “plants” for example but there are others, too. Or just start using one until people pick it up. 😄
@thomasfuchs I have thought about creating some kind of service (for myself) that chases down things on mastodon that i might like.
@thomasfuchs ever since moving here, Twitter has become more and more suffocating to me.
@thomasfuchs this is beautifully said. Thank you. I mean, it's not all black and white, but it's definitely different in that direction. Thanks everyone who's making these territories of fediverse civil, friendly, even caring, and communal.
I am not sure if this is an issue with the client "tootle" or the instance "rubber.social" but almost any time i go to someones profile and click on "Follows:" or "Followers:" there are either no names listed, or only these who i am already following in common with this new profile
This looks like some kind of overactive privacy setting that only these people should be shown that are already known
Do you have ideas how to solve this?
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