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#FollowFriday / #FF recap of this week's recommended follows:

🌟 @BRKitchenGarden - Advice on growing your own food in a small urban garden

🌟 @janellecshane - Research scientist who writes humorous articles about artificial intelligence

🌟 @janbeta - Restores and fixes old computers, consoles and retro technology

🌟 @alliterative - Videos about the etymology of the English language

🌟 @adrianodocouto - Freelance illustrator who often paints and draws with a fantasy theme

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If you're posting something on Mastodon that may upset someone (such as upsetting news), it's a good idea to use a Content Warning (CW).

CWs hide the content of your post below the warning, but people can still read it by clicking "Show more". This lets people decide for themselves whether they are ready to read it right now.

-To add a content warning, click on the "CW" or ⚠️ button while you're writing the post, then describe the warning in the line above.

-You can open all the CWs in a thread at once by clicking the eye 👁️ icon in the top right corner.

-If you prefer, you can set your account to ignore these warnings and show all content automatically (on the website go to Preferences > Always expand posts marked with content warnings, tick the box and click "Save changes").

-If you want to avoid certain topics completely, and never want to read about them, use filters instead. These are available through the website at Preferences > Filters.

#MastoTips #Mastodon #FediTips

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If you claim to stand in solidarity with something and then support the thing oppressing them, you're NOT in solidarity, you're just trying to be part of the club.

Some examples:
- Claiming to support workers, but giving money to cops.
- Claiming to support BIPOC, but giving money to cops.
- Claiming to support queer people, but giving money to cops.
- Claiming to support the Disabled, but giving money to cops.
- Claiming to support abortion rights, but saying we need to respect the system, such as the Supreme Court, and the apparatus of law enforcement, which is supported by public (and private) funds, also known as giving money to cops.

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If you're based in the US, today is a good day to check the privacy settings on your health trackers and find out what sort of data they store.

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actually, you know what? I'm cordially inviting liberals and centrists to go fuck themselves

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liberals can feel free to join the protest whenever they have time off from patting themselves on the back for being morally superior and being on the "right side of history" or whatever

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maybe if the Supreme Court bans deez nuts jokes, we'll see some actual rioting from the libs, instead of the usual concerned and nervous hand-wringing about how cop bad, but cop good

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meatspace should have cws so people have to click show more to see me
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Profiles and posts on Mastodon and the Fediverse have public versions you can share with people who aren't on the Fediverse.

To see the public version of a profile, click on the profile picture. This will open the public version of the profile in a new tab.

To see the public version of a post, click on the datestamp below the post. This will open the public version of the post in a new tab.

These "public pages" are handy for sharing with friends, because they don't require logging in to see them.

Public pages are also very useful for something else:

If you paste the URL address of a public page into the search box on Mastodon, and then search for it, the post or profile will appear within your server. This is handy if you cannot find a post or person by searching, but you know they exist on another server.

Searching for a URL like this forces your server to "notice" the profile or post.

It also works with URLs from PeerTube, PixelFed etc.

#MastoTips #FediTips #Mastodon

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If you have a WordPress blog, you can attach it to the Fediverse using a special plugin.

This will let people on Mastodon (and elsewhere on the Fedi) follow your blog, see your blog posts in their timeline, comment on your blog posts, like them, share them etc.

The plugin is written by @pfefferle and is called ActivityPub For WordPress:


Note that this only works on independently hosted WordPress blogs.

It does not work on wordpress.com free blogs because they don't allow plugins (there is a paid option at wordpress.com but it's weirdly expensive).

#FediTips #Fediverse #WordPress #ActivityPub

together we can create a world without Windows

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The Mastodon.lol domain has been renewed for another year :blobcat:

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heyyyy can I uhhh, move into your webserver? y'know, like an nginx roommate?
no homo :ablobcatangel:

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