For the new Mastodon users:
- home 🏡 = timeline people you follow.
- local 👨👩👧👦 = timeline instance.
- federal 🌎 = timeline all connected instances.
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@NinahMarie thanks for this toot! Good clarification. I was totally confused by the interface, but it's actually really easy. I already love the chronology here that lacks on twitter
@NinahMarie Was just reading the Mastodon introduction by @qinaliu and now I'm afraid I might've chosen the wrong instance, just took animalliberation.social because it interests me as a vegan, but it doesn't look that active as other instances
@thmsclqt nothing to be afraid of. You can always change and choose one instance as a main instance like I do. I'm on 4 instances at this moment.
@NinahMarie So what was your criteria to pick these 4 instances? You have been searching, where the cool kids are hiding? :)
@Finn no :)
I took one because people of Twitter recommended it to me. Another one I chose because it was Brussels and it was the only Belgium instance at that moment. Also one about security because I love that. And another just because I was curious. :)
@NinahMarie The first one I stumbled upon is this one I'm tooting from right now. It was the one with the most registered users available. Then, well, yeah, another one is actually populated with nerds (I suspect being cool kids, haha) while the third one is from Germany, because I'm German.
@Mattdebondt nope. Unless you make another account on an other instance. Then you'll have another local timeline.
@Blondie Nee hoor. Je kan je eigen taal spreken. De meesten doen dat of proberen Engels, Frans, Duits, Japans ... ;) wat het beste voelt. :)
@Cuzza haha I can imagine that. I have the same feeling when you are swimming outside while I am freezing ;)
@NinahMarie to be fair, we can do that all year round here. But our winters are not freezing despite how much people complain. It doesn't even get below 0C here!
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