5. Explore! Did you know you can follow people on other Mastodon instances? Try the search feature, or browse the federated timeline. Did you know there are mobile apps for every platform? Just search for Mastodon clients, and login with your account here (@[email protected]).
Do you know someone who would make an excellent addition to best head? You can send invitations to get them in the door! Just check your settings menu!
3. Follow some people. You can check the member directory, scan the #introductions or topical hashtags, and browse the posts in the local and federated timelines.
4. Join the conversation, or even better, start one! What are you working on today? What's the best thing you've read watched or heard recently?
Welcome! Make yourself at home. Luxuriate, only briefly, at the tantalizing potential of a blank page. Then get started:
1. Toot an introduction with the #introduction hashtag. Who are you? Where are you? What do you do?
2. Set up your profile. Show us your lovely mug. Add topic hashtags to your bio to be listed in our directory. Add links to your other profiles.
Hawaii Senator Brian Schatz quote tweets Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, and everything looks like a commercial for #Mastodon lately. https://twitter.com/brianschatz/status/1107398608033218560?s=21
"From 1985 to 2009, the average size of an American’s social network—defined by the number of confidants people feel they have—has declined by more than one-third. We may have hundreds of friends on Instagram, but evidence is mounting that those connections are not the ones that provide us the social balm we need, which is human contact." https://qz.com/1570179/how-to-make-friends-build-a-community-and-create-the-life-you-want/?utm_source=parIC&cid=sf01002 #community #socialmedia
Was I too harsh? I sat next to a screaming baby for almost an hour and had no complaints. These employees show up, and my blood pressure shoots up. I can get video.. #starbucks
Expanded perhaps excessively on my earlier toot. "Hate is profitable. Conflict is profitable. Schadenfreude and shame are profitable. While we smugly point fingers, tsk-tsk, and think we’re being clever as we strategically dole out likes and shares, we forget that we are all just hamsters running on wheels deep inside giant, hyper-engineered, artificially intelligent, fully gamified, corporate-controlled virtual worlds that we absurdly think belong to us." https://www.techspotting.com/2019/03/15/hate-is-profitable/ #socialmedia
RT @[email protected] New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern: "I can tell you one thing right now. Our gun laws will change.” It turns out now is exactly the time to talk about gun laws.
Of all my international travels, New Zealand was always far and away my favorite. Its natural beauty is breathtaking, but its people and their embrace of diversity shone above all. As a Native Hawaiian, the enlightened path forged between Maori and the west is inspiring. And that it was U.S. exports of white nationalism that fueled this massacre is devastating. #NewZealand
The Hottest Chat App for Teens Is … Google Docs https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2019/03/hottest-chat-app-teens-google-docs/584857/
Into #journalism and #media? I've set up some bots for you! Follow:
@poynterbot for The Poynter Institute.
@pewbot for Pew Research on the Internet & Tech.
@pewjourbot for Pew Research on Journalism.
@kfbot for the Knight Foundation.
@otmbot for On the Media.
@reliablesourcesbot for Reliable Sources.
@niemanbot for the Nieman Lab.
@[email protected] for the Freedom of the Press Foundation.
@spjbot for the Society for Professional Journalists.
@ddjbot for DataDrivenJournalism.net.
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While on the subject of historic technology, did you know the earliest predecessor of Wi-Fi, satellite data, and even Ethernet was a protocol called ALOHA, developed at the University of Hawaii to connect distant campuses? https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/5350363/ #alohanet #wireless #uhf #1g #gsm #arpa #ethernet
Before the web, I was publishing news on GOPHER and USENET. My first web page was an HTML presentation of the alt.culture.hawaii FAQ. I remember being excited by the launch of Mosaic in 1993, which was hot stuff... until Netscape 1.1N. #Web30
Hearing about "Uncovering the Tech of Tomorrow, Today" from Matt Miller, leader of Product Innovation on Mastercard's Digital Futures team, at Blue Startups. #StartupParadise
@Gargron Is there a way to un-expire an invite link? I 'baked in' a link into my video, not realizing it would stop working. Help!
The illustration for tonight's news story on a new medical center was provided by my favorite artist, ALL CAPS NO NEED FOR WORD COURTESY. Watch for his upcoming exhibition, NAME OF ART SHOW HERE. #localnews
I love it when @Gargron gets into it with neo-Nazis on birdsite. https://twitter.com/mastodonproject/status/1104529629526806528?s=21