Welcome to all the Twitter refugees! 👋
Mastodon and the Fediverse does NOT use NFTs or blockchain or cryptocurrencies. No one is on here trying to get rich, no one is promoting anything.
The Fediverse (which Mastodon is part of) is a federated computer network spread across thousands of independently owned and operated servers. The millions of people on the Fedi can interact with each other regardless of which server they signed up on, because the servers talk to each other through federation.
Federation is a proven and stable way to make a network, it's how telephones and email work for example. It's how social networks should be.
We aren't trying to break anything or compete with anyone. There are no shareholders or venture capitalists. Instead, we work together, donating time or money, and collaborate to make a better social network for its own sake.
Here are some hints and tips for new users:
today, 2022, on fedi: people discovering paper notes can be seized by governments too
Everything is getting to "too much" for most people these days. The people who tend to be the most resilient have had people leaning on them without a break for a long while, and they're also starting to crack.
If there is someone in your circle you think isn't struggling, reach out to them. There's a significant chance they need a little emotional care right now, because they're probably providing a lot of it to others.
Después de buscar y testear varias plataformas de "blogging" (y de perder tiempo eludiendo algunas responsabilidades), les dejo una pequeña recopilación de mis resultados (todos son software abierto, registro gratuito y sin publicidad/rastreadores):
- https://flounder.online/ (cápsula en protocolo gemini y html, sólo texto)
(blogs súper-ligeros, permite personalizarlos con html)
- https://mataroa.blog/ (basado en bearblog, permite comentarios, webring, sólo en inglés por ahora)
- https://sutty.nl/ (en español, proyecto muy bonito y amigable con lxs usuarixs, varias plantillas para blog u otros)
- https://write.as/ (ya conocido por varixs)
The difference between a closed, algorithmically-curated silo like Twitter and the fediverse.
Twitter: ~43K “followers”, 8 boosts, 58 likes
Fediverse: ~8.43K followers, 57 boosts, 106 likes
Your thousands of “followers” on Twitter mean nothing because the algorithm (i.e., Twitter, Inc.) decides who gets to hear you.
Estudiante con amor por la astronomía y la ciencia. Sé un poco de Python y diseño web, y hablo más de 100 idiomas teniendo el traductor a mano.
Primer nodo uruguayo de la red social Mastodon, federada, descentralizada, autogestionada y basada en software libre. Bienvenido a la tierra del mate!