Hello, and welcome to Gentler Earth's guide to Mastodon!

This is an info thread intended for people who are new in the Fediverse. The following toots will be under a CW to avoid unnecessary spam to those of you who are already familiar with the software.

Onwards, my trusty trunks! 🐘


Mastodon is a social network that is part of the Fediverse.

Like Twitter, it's a place where you post to your followers and they can read you and you can read the people who you follow. You can post text, images and video (And very soon polls!)

Unlike Twitter, Mastodon is federated. That means the social network is spread out in many nodes, or instances. In the words of @eightbitsamurai: The Fediverse is an MMO and your instance is your Guild.

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