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Open socials like Twitter are sub-par (see flipPh.one/w4rner-thesis).
I started blogging on a private social media (FlipPh.one/fulbright), and had a great experience, and now host a talk show there.
I want more people to find community online, and the Fediverse seems like a decent open attempt.
Each month I will explore a new interest-based server, and write a brief review.
Starting next Monday.
I'm detoxing this week.
Seeyouonthe .

w4rner
w4rner.me

Micro.blog doesn’t seem to impose a character limit.
I will keep mine to Twitter’s 280 out of respect to readers, and to maintain ability to syndicate.

Web-app: you can’t copy&paste photos in. Have to save & post 1 at a time (here’s a bonus , from 1 year ago… doesn’t time fly!)

Have figured out how to add Categories. Then click three dots to Show Categories.
I’ve created one called ‘Learning microblog’ (you can’t use punctuation), which I’ll tag posts like this, so future n00bs might have a faster learning curve

My Micro.blog isn’t on my FirstWeek FlipPh.one social media blacklist, so feels like a great time to start posting!
Next week, I’ll post photos from this week (7-day photo challenge).
Here’s a couple of my faves others over the past 2 years.

Is there any better way of getting support learning the platform as a other than using hashtags like , from kind non-trolling longtimers? I've no doubt Mastodon has it's own vernacular by now. (something about 🍍?? or #🍍 ??)

question for the :
1). how does the link verification work?
Do I need to just add that link in the HTML code? Does it create anything visible, both on the webpage, and on the Mastodon profile (e.g. tick next to link)?

2). What is Mastodon's strategy behind it? Is it an SEO play for backlinks?

Latest episode in my webseires on for Fulbright: fulbrighternetwork.com/news/27
Some interesting thoughts on community-based social media, relevant to Mastodon @Gargron: youtu.be/76-oDTdQ4_Y.

Looks like I just snuck in. Shame I won't be using it for 7 days!

For anyone who stumbles here this week, wanna refine my settings.
I usually like to start in ' mode' and ease out as I gain with new platform.
Would anyone recommending changing any of these settings?

P.S. saw I was 'rate-limited' to wait 10m to posting. Nice feature (assume from the server... are there any fediverse-wide policies?).
Are there any servers which rate-limit to like 1-day to raise everyone's standards of posts??

Open socials like Twitter are sub-par (see flipPh.one/w4rner-thesis).
I started blogging on a private social media (FlipPh.one/fulbright), and had a great experience, and now host a talk show there.
I want more people to find community online, and the Fediverse seems like a decent open attempt.
Each month I will explore a new interest-based server, and write a brief review.
Starting next Monday.
I'm detoxing this week.
Seeyouonthe .

w4rner
w4rner.me

Mastodon

Server run by the main developers of the project 🐘 It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!