Looking to add a bunch of people from one of the disciplinary spreadsheets floating around? You can import them all at once.
1. Grab the mastodon handle column and drop it in a new spreadsheet. Give it the title "Account address".
2. Add a column called "Show boosts" and put TRUE for each row.
3. Save it as a CSV.
4. Head over to Edit profile > Import and export > Import, and upload the CSV as a following list.
5. Do that again periodically as the list keeps growing.
In line with the value we place on #accessibility , and the reason we encourage people to use image descriptions -
When you're writing hashtags that are a combination of several words, please use camel case (LikeThis instead of likethis) - camel case helps screenreaders read the tag as two separate words, rather than trying to read the hashtag as one word.
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Have you packed your bags and relocated here from Twitter? You might be interested in reading this paper about what happens when communities migrate across platforms. :) https://cmci.colorado.edu/~cafi5706/CSCW2020_MovingAcrossLands.pdf #twittermigration
♥️ Welcome to the #Fediverse
Are you part of the #TwitterMigration?
Here's my blog entry about moving from Twitter to Mastodon
It has a couple of salty notes in that people might enjoy, plus first impressions and some thoughts on stuff I plan to do with the Mastodon API https://simonwillison.net/2022/Nov/5/mastodon/
Hey new people and those thinking of joining, you do NOT need to sign up on huge servers!
You can follow and interact with people on any server from any server, the servers are connected.
It would really, really help the network right now if you could sign up on medium or small size servers. You will still be able to follow and interact with whoever you want, and the network as a whole will work much better.
A good safe place for beginners to find servers to join is https://joinmastodon.org/servers
Figured out a recipe to suck all of the timeline data out of my personal Mastodon instance and load it into a SQLite database so I can poke around with it in Datasette, using my sqlite-utils and paginate-json CLI tools
Wrote that up here as a TIL: https://til.simonwillison.net/mastodon/export-timeline-to-sqlite
First news organization to stand up its federated Mastodon server with a trustable domain (e.g. http://follow.washingtonpost.com) and accounts for its staff for people to follow gets a prize.
Also, proposal for a standardized domain for news orgs, e.g. follow.bbcnews.com, follow.nytimes.com, and/or autodiscovery of a mastodon server for a parent domain e.g. a socialnetworks.txt
New to Mastodon but missing Tweetdeck? Click on Preferences, then check "Enable advanced web interface." Save and voila: Tweetdeck-like column interface. To add a new column, search on a hashtag (remember that in Mastodon, hashtags work much better than simple keywords), click on the settings icon on the top right of the results column, then Pin.
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