Morning Mastodons... Mastodoners... fellow Tooters? This instance has certainly grown since I last checked in!

INTRO TO FEDERATION:

1. "mastodon" is a piece of software that runs on a server. There's a lot of servers that run it & u can follow ppl on other servers.

2. When u follow someone from another server, your server receives their toots.

3. The federated TL is all public toots that the server receives, ie all of the toots from everyone that ppl on your server follow.

4. ERGO: if u want to see more toots in the fed TL, follow + get other ppl on your server to follow ppl from other servers!

I'm liking the separate local and home timelines. Opens up the narrative to new conversations rather than just those that I follow.

I'll go for an . My name's Jason (duh) and I'm a graphic designer living in Plymouth, UK. Originally from the US but settled over in the UK. Pleased to meet so many new faces!

Interested to know how everyone found Mastodon. Ironically, I discovered it from Twitter.

I guess from here on in I'm tooting! :grinning: Looking forward to seeing how this community grows.

Hello everyone, getting to grips with this service. So is this a specific timeline that I'm subscribed to or are there other timelines to follow?

mastodon.cloud

Generalistic and moderated instance.