First day on Mastodon after reading a great post by @kev!

Any tips on who to follow are very welcome! 🙏

@beeman Welcome to the Fediverse. Great crowd at Fosstodon - you’ve chosen a good instance.


@beeman @kev

Welcome! I built this little tool to help find people:

Maybe can help find some good people around.

@beeman This face looks familiar! Seems like I know you from Twitter 👋

Welcome to the good side of life ^^


@beeman @kev

Hello, and welcome to the #fediverse!

I recommend you post an #introductions post filled with hashtags about your interest. That will help others find you, and let them know what you have in common.

There's also a project called trunk, which helps you fill your feed based on interests:

@beeman @kev You're on a good instance, be sure to check out your local and federated feeds. You might swing by for another tech-ish node in the Fediverse.

Have fun!

@beeman @kev Finding the right people to follow definitely takes some effort.

I recommend:
✅ initially open up every single person and their follows in a new tab
✅ check if you like their type of toots and and if you do then follow them
✅ then watch your Home timeline and block folks you don't enjoy and add more folks you do
✅ you can also search by hashtags for topics of your interest.

Welcome 🔥

@beeman @kev welcome aboard! Some good people to follow

@ChrisWere Linux gamer and tech enthusiast Foss advocate

@stux for cat pics and gifs

@selea Linux sysadmin all around good guy

@sir Floss advocate creator of #SourceHut (GitHub alternative) and #aerc (cli email client)

Many more great people on here. Too many to name if I did not name you please don't be offended.

@beeman @kev

Hey there, welcome to Mastodon!

I'm trying to spread word about interesting accounts to follow, you can see all the ones I've recommended so far here:

@beeman @kev Yeah, read local feed (g l shortcut), find toots you like, check on authors of these toots, follow. Local on this instance is delightful!

@beeman @kev
Who to follow depends on whether you think the email is broken or not 😄

@beeman @kev Hi,
welcome here. You have chosen a great instance, there are many you might like to follow. But might I recommend @TheFuzzStone and @onepict
Both regularly post very good foss and privacy content.

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