Items tagged with: newbie
As a consumer of news—I'm not a journalist. I love #journalists. My whole #newbie #mastodon experience is made up of journalists (+ #lists)—I hope OP will consider:
When I am on the #birdsite I run through news, and QTs of news, as if on a coke-snorting bender. OK, yes QTs can give context and perhaps even nuance.. but all the 🔥🔥 hot takes 🔥🔥 give me a distinct feeling i had already consumed & digested any said article. I rarely linked through and actually read work of any said journalist, maybe a para or two—had to get back to ripping through those QTs!
Set aside for now the issue of harassing and trolling. Let's say my setup allowed me to ignore all that noise.. (it didn't, and I partook) but ignoring all that—I am still a very bad, dumbed down version of myself in the fastlane approach.
I've stated in a number of #introduction posts how mastodon forces me to slow down. Sometimes it frustrates me. But over here, and this is what I'd like the OP to grok: I actually READ the news. I jump to articles at least 6x as often; my bookmarks are actually meaningful; and LISTS! omg LISTS! Over there at least 1 in 4 (making that up i have no idea—but a lot!) bios are hostile to lists and will block you for inclusion.
Perhaps some of the non-features for journalists are inconvenient to work flow. But from POV of readers—wow. You have a smarter, engaged, joyful audience who actually reads your work.
I'm a #tech enthusiast and love exploring new technologies and gadgets. In my native language, I'm also a #poet and enjoy writing my own verses in my free time. I'm also a fan of local #food and enjoy trying out different dishes from my homeland.
Above all, I value life and cherish every moment.
I'm excited to be joining #Mastodon and look forward to making new connections and learning more about this amazing platform!
For example: I want to see nothing about That Other Place or the person who owns it 🤷♂️
Now, I don't have to
#New #Newbie #FediTip
Missing from the Mastodon mobile app:
Alt text/Image Descriptions
General customization stuff
And who knows what else. So far I really like Tusky. And I really like having options, though I know that can be confusing for new people.
#Mastodon #Tusky #newbie #Accessibility #ImageDescription
My #newbie question: what is the simplest thing I can do to read that downloaded content as something resembling the original posts? Tried searching & found lots of programmer doc for APub. I'd like to use a client not write one. Ideas?