Why are so many bots following me?
@Naimish Bots following more accounts can expand an instance's reach and what accounts show up in your federated timeline. More details here: https://medium.com/@qinaliu/what-i-wish-i-knew-before-joining-mastodon-7a17e7f12a2b?source=linkShare-c763ccc05019-1491789465
@qinaliu Half way through the medium post and I gotta say, I knew a lot of things but I would not have been able to put in words like you did. Kudos. Gonna get back to finish the whole thing and reply again :)
@qinaliu Heya, I'm back. Alright so everything is well explained. Seriously amazing. I was out for a couple days from Mastodon and I had no idea where did the :pineapple: come from!!!
One more question, is bot following a good thing for the user?
Thanks Qina for the human-focused documentation - still a ways to go to explain Mastodon's differences from twitter to normal humans (i.e. who don't do technology).
Also, is #nobot meant to be "don't follow me bots", or "I'm not a bot?"
Hmmm. #Mastodon #feature #Idea: automated Turing test for bot detection. :rofl:
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