Tips for Making Threads
Do you want to post a lot about a given topic? More than your instance's character limit can offer? Or, on instances with higher character limit like ours, you might want to just keep things tidier. Instead of sending each part as its own post, you can reply to yourself, creating a thread that will be much easier for others to follow.
To indicate you are writing a thread, you can add "x/y" at the end of your message, like 1/3. If you are unsure, you can always write "x/?".
A really kind thing to do is to post only the first post of a thread as Public and the rest as Unlisted. People who wish to read more can expand your post in a new tab to look at everything. The other members of your instance, meanwhile, will be thankful to have less stuff to scroll past on the Local Timeline.
MIT researchers have developed a portable desalination unit, weighing less than 10 kilograms, that can remove particles and salts to generate drinking water.
The suitcase-sized device, which requires less power to operate than a cell phone charger, can also be driven by a small, portable solar panel, which can be purchased online for around $50. It automatically generates drinking water that exceeds World Health Organization quality standards. The technology is packaged into a user-friendly device that runs with the push of one button.
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