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From Digg to Reddit, from Reddit to kbin. PDX based.

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@FarLine99 I use Vyper, but I'll be honest, I don't know much about VPNs other than the basics.

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@End0fLine

I only understood like 75% of it, but was a still riveted.

@stopthatgirl7

How do you find (fun & interesting) accounts to to follow on Mastadon?

On Twitter I mostly followed people I knew in real life, comedians, some novelty and parody accounts. I joined Mastadon and I really don’t see anything interesting to me looking at trending posts and what not. It seems very grown up and dry. I miss a little of the “Wild West” aspect of twitter from early 2010’s with...

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@mysoulishome

Write an introduction post (and make sure you hashtag it ). Use lots of hashtags in your posts, it will link you with other folks using the same ones. Jokey ones aren't very useful, try to keep them general.

Follow liberally (like the other commenter said, you can just unfollow if they stop being interesting, retoot generously (as there is no algorithms, retooting is the only way posts gain traction (and people will notice if you're retooting them), follow any hashtags that seem interesting.

Also, since nobody else mentioned it, always alt-text any images you shared, not only because it is courteous and expected for you to do so, but it will help you get followers, because many people won't follow people who don't use alt-text.

Oh, and the same goes with content warnings!

It's these little things that make good Mastodon members and will keep people engaged with you.

(You can watch how people who do well on the platform format their posts to validate what I've said).

Mastodon is awesome, I love it. Good luck!

PS: I almost forgot to mention your instance! Check out your local timeline to see what's going on there. If there isn't anything interesting there maybe move to a more active instance, or one that reflects your interests.

Sorry this is so long, I kept adding things.

What goes into writting books?

So what goes into writting a book, can anyone do it, ive been wanting to do many things for a while but i think sense i was a kid i wanted to write a book or even a short story or something that i can publish. the thing is i have major dylexia, i tend to not plan things and instead write on the spot, also i have partiall ideas....

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@minorninth I'm seconding NaNoWriMo. It helped me write two novels, and I got my whole family into it as well. Plus there's a very robust community around it that is full of help and support.

Also, the best book on writing I ever read was oddly enough by Stephen King (it's called On Writing). It's not long, it's a very easy read and I swear I learned more from that book than I did in college.

@QuietStorm

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@deadsuperhero

I'm stoked the Apple IIc got some love. That's the computer my family had when I was growing up!

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@Jarmer sounds to me like the analogue solution to that is to find DJs or radio stations (very possibly/probably independant community stations) that play the general kind of stuff you're looking for.

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@skogens_ro

A tremendous amount of mods (myself included) left Reddit permanently. The loss of the folk that take time out of their day to ensure others can have a fun time will be felt, because it left the Just Want Power types in charge.

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@CaspianXI I've always been of the opinion that if something you want doesn't exist, go and do it yourself. That's why I've modded and continued to do so-- things don't just happen on their own.

I know there are some power trippers that just like to be the boss of things, but I'm assuming most are like me, who just want a happy and functional community to exist and thrive.

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@yessikg

I recently got a Kensington Expert and I'm never going back to a mouse. The trackball is huge (like a pool ball) and very comfortable to use (I use the wrist rest with it). It's not the cheapest (it's like $88 on Amazon), but it's awesome.

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@dbtonez it's already possible in kbin-- just go to settings and change the drop-down for what you'd like as your homepage.

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@glorious_albus

He created the site as a for profit entity, but later sold it-- it became shitty after he sold it, it was pretty decent before.

@Untitled_Pribor @Crudman

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@hariette I love the idea, but not so much having it in my main timeline (it can feel like "suggested content" that way). Maybe if it was segregated into a separate tab/dropdown, like new and all? I'd definitely use it then.

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@hariette also, I am so very excited for Artemis! Just wanted to be able to tell you that.

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@ThatIdiotMonro

I always hope to be pleasantly surprised by Everton. ¯⁠\⁠⁠(⁠ツ⁠)⁠⁠/⁠¯

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@ThatIdiotMonro Maybe we can get a human trafficking ring to sponsor us?

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@Aviandelight

I immediately thought of a hearing aid too. I'm not sure of what tech they use these days but RF interference can do weird things.

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@ivanafterall this is awesome, but isn't the right fit for this magazine-- it has 3.4m views (submissions are restricted to less than 30k). I appreciate you submitting something though!

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