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?
@thomasfuchs This is the reason why I recently joined Mastodon, can't wait to embrace this new mindset :)
@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.
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