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Great news: The team at #Buffer is working on developing a #Mastodon channel option!

Once that's available, while I'm still in transition from Twitter to Mastodon, I'm hoping to use Buffer to cross-post some of the links I share. (both on Twitter & Mastodon)

#edutooter #TwitterMigration

Content warning: Leaving Twitter, getting help

Content warning: Leaving Twitter, paying bills

OK, but what if I told you that anyone claiming that the #TwitterMigration was a fluke, and that #Mastodon is losing daily active users is just lying because they assume that the data to disprove their bullshit doesn't exist? I ask because the data does exists, and it's right here in this post.

The upshot of this dataviz is that, after a brief holiday break, the vast majority (>80%) of large and/or notable Mastodon accounts remain *very* active. A plurality have posted within the last 24 hrs.
Data visualization, which illustrates that the vast majority of Mastodon accounts with large follower counts have been active within the last week. A plurality have been active within the last 24 hours.

On #scienceTwitter, my favourite thing was reading and, on rare occasions, writing "paper/preprint threads". From the researchers I followed and through the #Twitter algorithm, this became my most important source for new #research.

While people start to do the same on #Mastodon, I have the feeling that I miss important work bc no algorithm "saves" it for me if I don't watch my timeline constantly.

Two simple solutions would be: a commonly accepted hashtag that everybody uses when writing "paper threads" or an [...] @ group with a similar adaptation rate.

#Question 1: is there already a mechanism for this that I missed?
#Question 2: What hashtag or group name?
I saw #TootPrint before. Maybe #PaperInAToot? #PaperInAPost? #PaperInAThread? #PaperPost? #MastoPrint?

Suggestions and boosts, please, we need reach for this! πŸ€“β€‹

#TwitterMigration #Science #Scientist @phdstudents @academicchatter @neuroscience @cognition

If you're part of the #TwitterMigration and still getting a feel for what makes #Mastodon different (like me!) here's another reason why it's better not to have the option to #QuoteRetweet.

When we quote retweet on the birdsite, it's usually about adding our own commentary:
🐦 THIS is why this is important to ME...
🐦 MY opinion is more compelling because...
🐦 THAT'S NOTHING! Listen to MY story...

When we quote retweet, we take someone else's post and make it about US. This can get problematic when the original tweet was from from a #bipoc, #indigenous, #LGBTQPlus, or other #marginalized or #vulnerable person.

When we boost a toot, we're using OUR voices and influence to amplify others'. And we're doing so on their terms, not our own. If we feel strongly about the original post, we can always add our own voices to the conversation, but without using our #privilege to talk over people who might need to be heard more than us.

True to its word, #Twitter rival #Mastodon has rejected more than five investment offers from Silicon Valley venture capital firms in recent months, as its founder pledged to protect the fast-growing social #media platform’s non-profit status.
No shady #algorithms or #hate #lies controlled by #tyrant business #sociopath #Elon "free speech" #Musk.

#TwitterMigration #RIPtwitter #Musk

Comments on @zoeschiffer's news:

1. Right now, the problem with Twitter is Elon Musk's silly moderation and political posturing. But soon it will be stability -- and when Twitter stops working, that's when the *real* #TwitterMigration happens.

2. Auctioning off Twitter usernames is *so* desperate!

3. If Apple or the FTC shuts down Twitter access, Twitter users really will have to migrate -- they'll have no choice!

We really need to start planning for these eventualities!

People arriving on Mastodon griping about how it's not enough like Twitter remind me of Californians who moved to New Mexico (when I lived there) who complained that it wasn't enough like California. They annoyed us greatly.

You're in a new place. Chill out and take time to learn what makes it special.


So, I'm finding out the hard way that if you start a new Mastodon server, nobody can find you.

This is a shameless request for some boosts so some of the bigger instances see me.

#mastodon #twittermigration #mastodonserver #findme #helpimtrappedinawell #imlonely

It's very disheartening to see that in the space of a month, the majority of images on my feed went from being described to having not even one sentence as a description. I started ID-ing on tumblr but #Mastodon really encouraged me to make it an actual habit.

Please, if you're able to, add descriptions to the pics you post.

#Fediverse #TwitterMigration #Inclusivity #Ableism #Solidarity

Welcome to the #Fediverse, @mozilla! Yeah, let’s get moving! πŸ’šπŸŒ±

"In early 2023, #Mozilla will stand up and test a publicly accessible instance in the #Fediverse at Mozilla.Social. "

"Now is the time, as we’re living through the consequences of 20 years of centralized, corporate-controlled social media, with a small oligopoly of large tech firms tightening their grip on the public square."

#moa #TwitterMigration

Mediaite right wing writer Isaac Schorr misread the Twitter account @joinmastodon as "John Mastodon," and referred to him as the founder of the platform in his article #tech #twitter #twittermigration #twitterexodus #news #media
Screenshot where he at founder is john Mastodon

Earlier today Elon Musk said that my ban was temporary, 45 min later he denied my appeal to reinstate my account and confirmed that I am *permanently* banned. The email I just received says the decision cannot be reversed.
I have never once violated Twitters rules or terms of service. I’ve never had a single tweet flagged, my account was permanently banned with no warning and with no reason, after I reached out to Musk for comment.
#twittermigration #twitterexodus #twitter #tech #news #technews
Email saying I’m permanently banned from twitter

So I understand that the bird site has started blocking links to common/known Mastodon instances, and that doesn't seem like free speech to me. So... I did a thing.

If you go to it is now a URL shortener that blocks the twitter user agent. That means you can share that link that will redirect to your Mastodon account without the pouty baby stopping you. If you find this helpful can you boost so others can find it? #TwitterMigration #Mastodon #Musk #introduction

Content warning: Twitter migration, instance-picking

Public Service Warning

Mastodon has a very big surge of new users right now. There's no way to tell if it will be sustained, but at this early point it looks similar to Nov 18 when Musk pulled the employee purge.

It is very challenging for system administration to accommodate so many new users. If your server starts to struggle, it is not broken and will get sorted out.

We're all in this together. It's our social network. Be patient. What we are building is amazing.


The founder of Post said today that the company is explicitly *not* focused on accessibility. Disappointing to read something like this in 2022
#tech #technology #Disability #twitter #postnews #twittermigration
Noam the CEO of Post saying the company is not focused on accessibility or other things like DMs, the android app, and dark mode.

Question for #Android users. Is there an app you recommend for browsing #Mastodon on your phone? Right I'm just using a browser and wondering if there's something better.

#TwitterMigration #TwitterExodus #NewHere #NewToMastodon #MastodonMobile #FedTips

Dear white people:

Whenever you see someone who is #BIPOC speak up about the lack of #diversity on Mastodon... You don't need to give your opinion, you don't need to correct them about their own experience, you don't need to highlight the wonders of the fediverse. Just don't.

Instead, please listen to what they say, and remember that reach here is mediated by boosts, so instead of telling them to invite more people overβ€”or to become Mastodon leaders of their community...

... Just boost them

Make a conscious effort to follow people who are #BIPOC and boost their posts.

Boost posts by non-white marginalized communities so you can help their voices reach farther.


I personally have mixed emotions about people who are only now waking up to the fact that on commercial social media we were never the customer we were the product. Seeing blog posts etc. from people discovering this after I've been talking about it for a few years now.

This is a tweet from 2021:

"It's typical the new media *have always* used subtle propaganda to hit emotionally. In the old days "It sold papers" nowadays it sells our information to advertisers. "

It was really obvious after reading Walter Lippmann, Jacques Ellull, Popper, John Dewey and Chomsky himself. The trick is going to be in proving Lippmann wrong.

#Philosophy #Propaganda #SocialMedia #Mastodon #TwitterMigration

Why #Mastodon and the #Fediverse are so important:

β€œRelying on market-based means of communication made it inevitable that sooner or later, the ruling class would get to determine who can speak and how.”

#TwitterMigration #FederatedSocialMedia

Direct Messages on Mastodon are probably one of the most confusing things for new users as they aren't really like messages on other platforms.

I have done my best to explain what they are in a few minutes for you all here. Check it out and let me know if it helps.
More tips still to come so stay tuned.

Please give it a #boost if you can to help spread the knowledge around the Fediverse. :ablobcatrave:

#FediTips #twittermigration #youtube #DirectMessages #DMs

I still haven't run out of tips to share... :ablobcatcoffee:
Lists are a feature many are used to from the Bird Site, but they function differently here. They are a great tool for you to make your own custom timelines.

Check out this short guide video on what lists are as well as how to set them up for yourself.

Yet again, thanks for the #boosts and subs. I love the culture of sharing here. :comfymelt:

#lists #feditips #twittermigration #youtube

I shared a video earlier in this thread about how to #migrate your account to another server and ensuring your followers come along for the ride, but how do you move other data such as the people you follow, mute or block?
This video walks through this process step by step to make it as seamless for you as possible.

Yet again, thanks for all the boosts and extra thanks to those that subbed to my channel. :success:

#twittermigration #twitterexodus #Feditips #youtube

Seeing a little too much #Caturday in your feed? Want to hide #spoilers for a TV Show until you see the episode?
#Filters are easy to set up and customise on #Mastodon. This short video walks through how to use them step by step to make it as easy as possible for you to manage your feeds.

As always, thanks in advance for the boosts, and a sub to my channel would mean a lot, I am aiming for 1000 subs. πŸ˜œπŸ‘
#twittermigration #twitterexodus #Youtube #feditips

Another day, another video.
A lot of us already have a large #Twitter #Network and would love to be able to easily search #Mastodon for them to fill out our network here.
The #Fedifinder site helps make this a reality and it recently got some updates.
This video walks through the steps to #Migrate your network across in minutes.
As always, any boosts are appreciated to spread the word... And a sub would be lovely. 😜 #twittermigration #twitterexodus #youtube #feditips

Yet another short video to add to the list of guides.
This one covers how to make use of the Advanced Web Interface to really tailor your web experience for #Mastodon.

For those that are used to things like #tweetdeck or the app #tweeten on Windows, this will be very familiar to you. And best of all, it is built right into Mastodon natively.

As always, boosts are appreciated to get the message out to all the newcomers.
#twittermigration #twitterexodus #feditips

This seems to be becoming a habit of mine now as I begin to use Mastodon more and continue to learn more about it each day.

This one covers the options available to you when posting content such as Alt Text and Content Warnings but also talks about language settings and using filters to tidy up your timelines.

Any boosts will be greatly appreciated so we can help everyone get the most out of Mastodon.
#twittermigration #MastodonTips #accessibility #language #feditips

OK, well this is getting far more interesting for me! 😎
Given the open nature of the #ActivityPub protocol, it is possible to pull in the Instagram alternative, Pixelfed, into your Mastodon Home Timeline.
This is great for those looking for an alternative to Instagram, but not wanting to use yet another app.

Here is another short video on how this works and how you can use it yourself!
#twittermigration #twitterexodus #Instagram #Pixelfed #feditips

Following on from this Initial Mastodon Guide, I have been seeing a lot of people asking for tips on how to find people and content to fill in their Home Timeline.
I decided to make a follow up video on how to best use search and also cover why sometimes you don't get the results you expect.

Any boosts will be appreciated to help others improve their Mastodon experience.
#TwitterExodus #TwitterMigration #Search #feditips

For those that joined #Mastodon and grabbed the first server they could find, but would prefer to #migrate to a different one, I created a short guide on how to do this quickly and easily.
It also allows you to easily move any followers across to your new profile and leaves a redirection on your old profile for those that find it.πŸ˜πŸ‘

And be sure to check out the threaded replies for more tips. I will continue to add more. πŸ‘πŸΌ
#twitterexodus #twittermigration #feditips