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Hello New York Capital District! I created this instance for everyone in the local area, including cisgender heterosexual people. I will block white supremacy, transphobia, and homophobia, as well as any content illegal in the United States.

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My addition to #feditips
Be intentional and mindful with how you interact with Mastodon.
You're not getting any content pushed on you anymore. You get to choose your instance and all of the content you interact with. You're in control of populating your timeline. You have a chance to start fresh with a new platform that isn't making money off of your outrage and keeping you engaged on the site. It's much easier to make healthier choices about interactions.

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We are teaming up with the design agency @oakstudios to update our homepage and our brand. Goodbye social media blue, hello vibrant purple!

blog.joinmastodon.org/2022/06/

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Join In Our Own Voices today, Wednesday June 29 from 6-8pm at 245 Lark St to honor the TGNC folks, especially Sid Hemingway-Powell of Albany, NY, who have lost their lives. You are invited to bring songs, memories and photos while we hold space in remembrance of them. Coffee and refreshments will be served.

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Hello New York Capital District! I created this instance for everyone in the local area, including cisgender heterosexual people. I will block white supremacy, transphobia, and homophobia, as well as any content illegal in the United States.

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Upgrade installed!

Everyone on Masto.host is now running Mastodon v3.5.2.

Any issues or questions please let me know.

Thanks 🐘

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The patch is installed and the Aliases page bug should be solved for everyone on Masto.host

Any issues or questions please let me know.

Thanks 🐘

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You can now read and engage with news and information about 🇪🇺 EU policies, in a privacy-focused environment and with no transfer of data outside the EU.

This initiative is part of an EU pilot for supporting and using social media platforms based on open-source software.

Follow us! 🙌

#EuropeanUnion #Mastodon #Fediverse

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Another great thing about Mastodon is the level of engagement. During my entire time on Twitter I constantly had the feeling of shouting into the void. Responses were rare, and actual conversations were rarer still.

The difference on Mastodon has been stark, right from the start. People *talk* to each other here. The Federated and Local timelines facilitate responding to people outside your little bubble, without algorithm-driven "trending" topics.

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#feditips New users; PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE fill out your bio before you start following people!
I'm sure you are excited to get started, but please take a minute to let everyone know what you are about before you start following people. Look at some other people's bios for inspiration if you like like; but I can assure you that you will have a better time, and better interactions if you have something in your bio.

Maybe even consider writing a pinned intro post if you are feeling really motivated

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#FediTip if you get a link to a post or profile and want to interact with it, put it in your search box.

Hello New York Capital District! I created this instance for everyone in the local area, including cisgender heterosexual people. I will block white supremacy, transphobia, and homophobia, as well as any content illegal in the United States.

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AlbanyTrans.Gay

A Mastodon instance for Albany, New York