So, you've joined Fosstodon and are wondering, "now, how does this work?"

One thing that sets Fosstodon apart from traditional social media outlets (and some other instances) is the community's willingness to help and offer valuable feedback. This is especially true with new members.

Please don't hesitate to raise a hand (toot) and ask questions. If you prefer some reading material, @kev has written a great article to help you get started:
kevq.uk/how-does-mastodon-work

A big "welcome!" to all of our new members. It's great to see all the new faces and the steady flow of introductory toots!

For those members (new and old) that don't know, hub.fosstodon.org/ is full of information that is relative to our instance. From staff members to our Code of Conduct, you can find more information about Fosstodon! Make sure to check it out and, if you haven't already done so, make your first toot and tell us a bit about yourself.

Let's not all live only on social networks, especially not centralised & walled-in networks. Create your own personal corner on the web as it was designed for! Visit my good old-fashioned #homepage at proycon.anaproy.nl for information about me.

On my mastodon feed, I'll try to toot about various topics, mainly related to languages, natural language processing, open-source technology, privacy & security, and of course the occasional dog picture!

I've setup a new Mastodon server on mastodon.online. The idea is to provide another space for people who would've landed on mastodon.social but can't because it's closed.

Even though I am currently in charge of both there are still logical and infrastructural separations between the two that give this move meaning in the context of decentralization.

Not to mention I've already scaled to mastodon.social's size once, so it would be easier for me to do again than to scale mastodon.social further.

I'm tired of the cute penguin avatar, let's change it!

@tapaniraja @cavaliertusky @codesections

That"s the problem with Twitter
Data and Privacy problems
Maybe Mastodon could do this better in the Future ( Log in on Websites )

You"re right about the point that the most people on Mastodon are here because the have enough of the Big Data practices of other SocialMedia

@cavaliertusky @codesections
You"re right about Logging In with Maybe it"s power of it that"s seperate But I like it better with more integrations ⚒️

🎉🎈 Mastodon.Social has just welcomed its 500.000th user 🎂

At this 🌟special🌟 #milestone I would like to thank everyone in the #fediverse for the numerous interesting posts, the wonderful time and the untiring voluntary #community contributions that make it all possible.❤️

@Gargron #mastodon #mastodonSocial #500k #freedom

github.com/mayeaux/nodetube

Features:
Video, audio and image uploads
Livestreaming
100% Open Source

The Open Source Definition:
1- Free Redistribution.
2- Source Code.
3- Derived Works.
4- Integrity of The Author's Source Code.
5- No Discrimination Against Persons or Groups.
6- No Discrimination Against Fields of Endeavor.
7- Distribution of License.
8- License Must Not Be Specific to a Product.
9- License Must Not Restrict Other Software.
10- License Must Be Technology-Neutral.

Details: opensource.org/osd-annotated

What is free software? Free software” means software that respects users' freedom and community. Roughly, it means that the users have the freedom to run, copy, distribute, study, change and improve the software. Thus, “free software” is a matter of liberty, not price.

More: gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.htm

Hi Fediverse 👋

let me sum up the situation around #switchingsocial

Around September 20th, the original (anonymous) author of switching.social shut down its website and all related Social Media accounts, including mastodon 🤔

This info reached me (@tobias ) the next day via my German version @swisode .

As there hasn't been any sign of life since then, I restored the website and created this new account. Right now I'm out of spare time to work on it, but that'll change in a few weeks 🙂

@codesections Great Article is greater with & But with you can Log In on websites More better integration ( example ) looks better when you share post More usefull with etc I hope all of this will be coming to Mastodon :fosstodon:

I want to be able to tell my friends why is better than the birdsite, so I wrote a thing: "Mastodon Is Better than Twitter: Elevator Pitch"
codesections.com/blog/mastodon

I want this to be as persuasive as possible to outsiders, so I'd appreciate as much feedback as possible from Mastodon users

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Fosstodon

Fosstodon is an English speaking Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.