Just joined #mastodon after being quite curious about it. Haven't used any social media since a good 5+ years.
I'm a Linux user/hobbyist since around 2016 and switched the vast majority of my applications on desktop and Android to FOSS ones. Apart from my video card driver, because Nvidia I also just degoogled my phone last month and switched to LineageOS with MicroG. Very happy with it so far!
Anyway, I'm looking forward to join interesting discussions. #introductions
@marvka Welcome to Fosstodon. Things are slow at first but as you find people with similar interests and follow them, others will follow you. Create your bio, add an avatar pic and some emojis to your name so others can learn more about you. If you haven't, sending out an introduction listing your interests will help.
The custom emoji list is here:
Also see Kev's most awesome blogpost about getting started here:
Good luck and have fun.
@Tay0 Thanks! That Emoji list in particular is useful, I've been wondering how people get those nifty icons next to their usernames 😁
@brandon Thanks! :> I'm not entirely sure where I first discovered Mastodon. I heard it namedropped here and there on articles and podcasts. I also saw it some time ago on privacytools.io!
What finally made me want to check it out was the Gnu World Order podcast, because the host @klaatu is on here!
FOSStodon as an instance just sounded most appealing to me from the federated list on joinmastodon.org!
I think your introduction to Mastodon has been the longest I've heard of. A lot of others tell me something along the lines of having suddenly heard of it on reddit and joined right away.
I suppose not having social media at all is what kept ya ;)
Fosstodon is an English speaking Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.