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@mastodonusercount Fairly constant now at over ten thousand registrations per hour.

For comparison back in October there used to be only about 50 registrations per hour.

#twitterexodus #riptwitter #Mastodon

I wrote this guide to DMs on Mastodon last week (prob longer than it needed to be)

tl;dr: you should think of DMs as a courteous way of posting to other users directly b/c the convo is just of no value to anyone else & you donโ€™t want to flood peopleโ€™s feeds. Itโ€™s not a โ€œprivacyโ€ thing. Itโ€™s a visibility thing.

gizmodo.com/mastodon-how-to-dm

The trainwreck that is the really hurts my heart. But what I do love about Mastodon is that it feels like how Twitter used to feel before the last 5-6 years, where people were generally respectful, interested and interesting. It's a bit of much-neeeded fresh air. I

When I set up the @litsubmissions and VirtualReadings@a.gup.pe groups we couldn't follow hashtags, but now we can. Maybe it's better to use some standard hashtags for these instead.

#VirtualReadings - tag your virtual #literary #reading events so we can follow, boost, and attend.

#LitSubmissions - tag your #LitMag #submission calls so we can follow, boost, and submit.

Just suggestions, if there are better tags to use, please let us know.

#Poetry #Fiction #Cnf #WritingCommunity

Saw Colleen Hoover was trending on the and went to look. It was all people bemoaning the fact that 2 Russians that ran a book piracy site were arrested (and blaming Colleen Hoover for wanting to protect her copyright) and where oh where can they get stolen books from now? Ugh. ๐Ÿ˜ญ ๐Ÿ˜ญ ๐Ÿ˜ญ

Iโ€™m boldly going where I havenโ€™t gone before, which is right here at this site. Apparently this is a โ€œtoot.โ€ I would appreciate a follow!

Tonight is one night where weโ€™ll all learn if Mastodon has the potential to be as insufferable as Twitter

Author Michelle Hoover has been doing a podcast every day at 7AM for the last 43 days or so with another week planned. The podcast is truly an amazing resource for โœ๏ธ and ๐Ÿ“– with topics covering every aspect of crafting a novel. She's pulled together a stunning list of guest speakers.

7amnovelist.substack.com/podca

You can also find the podcast 7AM Novelist on Spotify, Apple, and other podcast directories.

I'm on Day 30 if you want to give a listen!

Twitter is getting cooked from the inside out. Please get in touch if you are there and seeing security issues people should know about. DM for Signal. Thanks.

For those of you on mastodon.cloud is there a way to turn off sound notifications? I can't figure it out for the life of me. I'm thinking that the server just isn't configured for that?

Two days ago we slept with the air conditioning on. ๐Ÿฅต Last night the heat came on early and blankets were necessary. ๐Ÿฅถ Welcome to .

Sooo today is and area companies JP Licks and Grillos Pickles (both of whom I'm big fans of) have teamed up to make . I'm a freak for ice cream and I โค๏ธ me some good pickles, but really not sure I could do this. Could you?

boston.com/community/tell-us/w

Someone asked me today about my plans for the Fall and it took me a moment to realize she meant my plans for the Autumn and not the collapse of civilization.

It takes three days to make traditional Milanese panettone. Here's expert baker Giovanni Giberti, who's been at it for 15 years.

"Maybe now I'm starting to understand a little something about it," he says in the video. "But there are still some things that I struggle to control. So, 20 years. In 20 years you can say, Ok, I know what it means to make panettone."

#panettone #food #baking #ItalianBaking #ItalianFood #Milan

insider.com/how-traditional-it

Just a reminder about Mastodon.

Try not to directly upload videos here.
You have to remember that these videos have to be stored on the server that you're hosted on.

This would also eat up on available bandwidth, storage and memory resources of said servers and slow them down. Which would force server hosts to upgrade at a substantial cost.

Suggested idea...

Upload to YouTube, Vimeo or other video streaming services and share the link to the video here instead.

DAY-TO-DAY OF A HISTORIAN
Sitting at the computer, shouting and swearing at dead people. When not writing or swearing: coffee. โ˜•๏ธ

#Histodons #Academia #History #Research

If this is true....Elon needs a new lawyer..FAST .
Twitter needs a lawyer that understands the complexities of this business...

RT @CaseyNewton@twitter.com

In the same message, the employee said Twitterโ€™s current head of Legal, Alex Spiro, said โ€œElon is willing to take on a huge amount of risk in relation to his company and its users, because โ€˜Elon puts rockets into space, heโ€™s not afraid of the FTC.โ€™โ€

๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ”—: twitter.com/CaseyNewton/status

If you know anyone affected by the #Meta #facebook #layoffs today, please share with them that my company has 266 open positions at the moment and I would be happy to help them. TIA.
wwt.com/corporate/why-wwt/care

Hullo. So this is Mastodon, eh? Well, I'm here. And to celebrate, here's a photo I took yesterday in Kingston NY of Good Omens director Douglas directing An Unnamed Actor (on the other side of the glass) in Episode 2 of Good Omens Season 2 (Coming Next Summer).

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