@followbot This seems pointless at face value, but I wonder how well Mastodon will cope with this bot following nearly everything in sight.

Afternoon, Mastodon. Do we have a term for Mastodon users, yet?

To be clear, I think this is a good thing. I value all this exposure to other languages and mindsets.

Mastodom reminds me a bit of my job at the moment. I have a lot of colleagues for whom English is a second language and I see a lot of words getting substituted and grammar getting muddled.
On Mastodon I see people posting in all sorts of languages, in contrast to other networks where I'm surrounded by English almost all of the time!

Mastodon.cloud data retention (rules vary, check your local) The duration for disaggregated unencrypted IPs strikes me as ... long. It's a case where Google policy might well be preferable.
mastodon.cloud/terms

What is your data retention policy?

We will make a good faith effort to:

Retain server logs containing the IP address of all requests to this server no more than 90 days.
Retain the IP addresses associated with registered users and their posts no more than 5 years.

@imchrisandrews I quite agree. We have similar problems in the UK, although no one does defense spending quite like the USA!

@JAS I'm trying Tooty Fruity at the moment. It recognised mastodon.cloud just fine.

@imchrisandrews Controversial one: Higher taxes. Nordic countries do it and they seem to get on all right.

@imchrisandrews User more open source software! Says the perennial Windows user...
Or produce more of it, perhaps.

I joined on my lunch break, which has now sadly elapsed. I'll be back a bit later! Or when the boss isn't around...

@imchrisandrews None of my techie friends are on here yet, never mind the non-techie ones! It's a little bit liberating, honestly. Like Twitter was in the early days, almost everyone I see is a stranger.

@maureenjohnson Let's! part of me wants it to succeed just because the principles and ideas agree with me.

I'm liking the old-school Tweetdeck vibe of this UI. I do wish twitter hadn't killed and nerfed so many third-party clients!

@wilw I'd like that. It's the only supposed Twitter replacement I've bothered with so far.

*taps mic* He- Hello? Is there anybody out there?

mastodon.cloud

Generalistic and moderated instance.