For the new Mastodon users:
- home 🏡 = timeline people you follow.
- local 👨👩👧👦 = timeline instance.
- federal 🌎 = timeline all connected instances.
Let's root! 🍍
@NinahMarie Short, simple, and to the point. I like it!
@Owlbert my pleasure! :)
@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
@thmsclqt you're welcome! Exactly. I'm afraid I've fallen for Mastodon too ... ;)
@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.
@Finn we think pretty much the same ;)
@NinahMarie Do we? Can't be bad ;)
@Finn exactly what's on my mind ;)
@NinahMarie Haha jawohl. Und was es nicht alles gibt... :)
@NinahMarie So you speak 4 languages. That's impressive.
@NinahMarie Hah! That makes me feel superior now, thank you. *laughs slightly*
@Finn my pleasure ;))
@NinahMarie Thanks for the tip!
@soundwave123 my pleasure :) have fun!
@NinahMarie or just click in the text. :cat2:
@NinahMarie What pineapple? is that the icon that looks like a chicken ball?
@dreikelvin a chicken ball?! 😆
That one --> 🍍
@NinahMarie what's up with the pineapple?!? 🍍🍍🍍
@VevaDan hahaha I know it! You'll find the answer in my toots. ;)
@NinahMarie too lazy to search 😎
@VevaDan tsss Veva veva veva
@NinahMarie The pineapple... hummmmm, you have my attention. Where is this pineapple :thinking:
And the explanation you can find in my timeline 😈
@NinahMarie There's no way to change the local one i suppose?
@Mattdebondt nope. Unless you make another account on an other instance. Then you'll have another local timeline.
@NinahMarie what's with the pineapple? this is the second time it's been mentioned on my feed
@LaSwami look at the toot in my timeline ;) one moment I'll send it to you.
@NinahMarie Mastodon is enkel in het Engels?
@Blondie Nee hoor. Je kan je eigen taal spreken. De meesten doen dat of proberen Engels, Frans, Duits, Japans ... ;) wat het beste voelt. :)
@NinahMarie root? 🙀
@mig5 hahahaha after 5 days you're the first to react. It had to be toot but I was to enthusiastic ;)
@NinahMarie it appeared in my timeline somehow, like magic :(
@NinahMarie oops *:)
@mig5 that's not what I meant :) people reacted and it appeared because it has been boosted for 5 days now. But you're the first to react on the "root" 😆
@NinahMarie I guess because despite a career in I.T I'm still a 'words' person :) things jump out at me and not just rude things or typos :)
@mig5 and that's okay! I love people who can play with words and make beautiful phrases or stories. In Dutch we call them "woordenaar". = wizard (tovenaar) + words (woorden).
@NinahMarie as an Aussie, that last line reads REALLY differently!
@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!
@Cuzza haha I know I have a friend who lives in Victoria. :)
One of the first Mastodon instances, there is no specific topic we're into, just enjoy your time!