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.

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! 🐘

sorry for the downtime, folks, everything was on fire for a hot second there :P

give a warm welcome to our first moderator here on gentler earth, @6BPA9NMU! :)

we'll soon be posting a brief introduction to mastodon thread, inspired by the work of @gingerrroot and @eightbitsamurai, who've done tremendous work to make newcomers feel at home in this new environment :D

while we're at it:
we are an openly antifascist instance. this place was born out of a need to protect those who need it from the rise of fascism worldwide.

we will moderate heavily in that regard. if you need refuge, whether it's from online harassment, an influx of bad news, or real life fascism on the rise in your country, don't hesitate to contact us.


πŸŽ‰ we're live! πŸŽ‰

hello, everyone! we're Gentler Earth, a small instance for people who're making the world a gentler place through their online activity

we hope to meet you all very soon! feel free to ask for an invite! 😊


A node on the Fediverse for people who want to make the Earth a gentler place through digital media.