Tips to #help Mastodon newbies…

- There is an Atom/RSS feed of your public 🌎 and unlisted 🔓 toots! You can find it at <your profile URL>.atom. Using IFTTT, you can archive these toots in a text file on Dropbox. Especially helpful for searching your own toots.

- @crossposter lets you selectively crosspost/not crosspost based on words or symbols. For example, all my toots with 🐘 in them are for Mastodon only! I previously had it set so only toots with 🔁 were crossposted to Twitter.…

♲ “ WhatsApp will be forced to share users’ encrypted messages with British police under a new treaty between the two countries” #slowClap…

⚠️ Alert: Internet shut down across most of #Iraq as of 00:00 5 November with loss of life reported as protests intensify; national connectivity down to 19% of ordinary levels; incident ongoing #iraq_protests #KeepItOn 📉

Thanks to everyone who tuned into the Organized Chaos Halloween special. 👍 If you missed it or want to relive the madness you can check out the track list and the archive.

My nomination for the worst user interface ever: #gnupg

I don't know even where to start

@Ahuka @craigmaloney @matt @elplatt

Fediverse servers come with the textbook emojis.

An instance operator can add their own custom emoji, called emojos. A op creates the flan for us.

People can pick both from a menu, or use short codes of colon-name-colon.

If you see emojos you like on another server, you can ask your instance admin to add them. shows all of an instance's emojo.

No doubt that the style of writing I am used to from my professional life involves a fair amount of "hedging" type words.

Yes, you and I have known each other for long enough that I think we understand that we pretty well agree with one another on this topic. I certainly don't take any exception/offense to our conversation.

I'm excited about all of the great technologies available in the Fediverse and look forward to many years of greatness to come! 😀

I absolutely believe what I am saying. To be clear, I'm advocating for the idea that "the best solution to a bad idea is to formulate a better idea". I believe that the Fediverse is a better idea than commercial social networks, for the reasons you and I have been discussing.

I agree that commercial social networks affect politics and society. Short of voting and not participating, I'm not sure of ways of making a change. I am trying to be the change I want to see in the world.

It's possibly true (maybe even probably true) that the commercial social networks benefit from Vendetta style discussions, and so have a corresponding self interest in them happening.

I guess for my part I'm trying to think of the world with a positive spin: be pro Fediverse and simply ignore commercial social networks and let them land where they may over the long term.

I'm not sure that the Discussions vs. Vendettas is due directly to the fact that discussions take place within the Fediverse. Rather, I tend to believe that the people who value free speech and who are attracted to the style of communication in the Fediverse are more inclined to participate in Discussions.

I know that for my part, that's the huge appeal of the Fediverse.

@smj @snowdusk_
It was indeed a great return to aNONradio and I was lucky enough to be online to hear it live. I’m looking forward to more! 👍 🎵

The European Lisp Symposium for 2020 has been announced: April 27th - 28th, Zürich, Switzerland

Hope to see you there! #lisp

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