Ok, I seem to be having some trouble with creating an alias so that I can do the redirect thing, but I've moved and set up shop on my own instance. Give me a follow there! @firstname.lastname@example.org
One of the unexpected joys of the fediverse over other places is the addition of weird domains appended on to everyone's usernames.
It makes the web feel like more than just four websites again.
It's both a signal of a smaller more intimate internet and also a larger and far more diverse internet at the same time!
Sooo... wow... okay a lot of people shared the previous post! Welcome again to all the new members!
It might be good if I clarified how Mastodon works, as some people think they need to sign up on multiple servers etc.
Short version: You do not need to sign up on multiple servers! Don't have FOMO! One server works fine!
Mastodon is a federated network, which means it's made of lots of independent servers that talk to each other.
And... everyone uses federated networks all the time! You probably use them so much you never even think about it 😮
Telephones use a federated network, so does email.
You only need one phone to call anyone anywhere. It doesn't matter if they're on another phone company or in another country, because all phone companies are federated together into a single network.
That's how Mastodon works. You get an account, and you follow people you're interested in, and they appear in your timeline. It doesn't matter if they're on another server.
Mastodon has gained 106,723 monthly active users since the end of March (when Elon bought 9.2% of Twitter's shares). 93,603 are new accounts. Overall that's a 42% increase in Mastodon's MAU.
Mastodon tip: you can customize a column to list multiple hashtags (and block-list some of them too). It's a good way to discover all the posts gravitating around the topics you like (eg. for art, #mastoart is a popular one). That's really a feature I love here and wanted to share it to newcomers.
Diablo Immortal is launching on Android, iOS, and PC on June 2nd
Hi! mastodon.social is being slow right now, as far as I can tell because there's twice as many people using it at the same time as ever have; I'm working on making it go fast again, but in the meantime, do remember to invite people to joinmastodon.org instead of directly to mastodon.social. People don't have to be on the same server to follow you! Thanks!
Release submitted to Play Store, awaiting review. Detailed changelog here:
Podcaster on The White Book and game designer at Gamenomicon still trying to find the perfect Mastodon instance.
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