guide to Mastodon

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All of us were new to Mastodon sometime! Back when we started in 2017, Elon Musk wasn't in charge of Twitter, and the fediverse was a strange new world. Together, we've accumulated some experience with using this thing well, and we'd love to share it with you.

  • Post an intro with the "#introduction" hashtag. We're a community; it's nice to say hi just like you would on an old-school listserv or forum. :smile:
    • BTW, even if you were/are Twitter-famous, it's still nice to introduce yourself rather than expect that everybody knows who you are. Just saying. ;-)
  • If you're still on Twitter, use or to find folks you followed there. Put your Mastodon account in your bio; those tools look for it there.
  • When you post a picture, be sure to add a description of it to help make our community as accessible as possible.
  • Take it one step at a time. This is not Twitter. :) Acclimate to the culture & ask for help if you need it.

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Credits: @bpuchala, @eloquence, @ntnsndr, @resing